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[Bahamas, Caribbean] Residents get answers to their MRP concerns and questions

With respect to tobacco smuggling, Willson noted that the act is indeed a major concern for the ministry, most notably on the island of Grand Bahama. “What we have done is to reeducate the public about the importance of ensuring that the tobacco produ
Nassau Guardian (bs)
added Aug 18, 2016 20:04
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[Bermuda, Caribbean] House: Tobacco bill stopped

“Punitive and draconian” tobacco legislation brought to the House of Assembly has been delayed after rigorous opposition from the Progressive Labour Party. While the Opposition broadly agreed with the spirit of the legislation brought by health minister
The Royal Gazette (bm)
added Dec 5, 2015 16:12
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[Caribbean, Netherlands, California] Is second-hand marijuana smoke an emerging problem?

I have encountered vaping in buildings, and even elevators, here and abroad. California is inconsistent in assessing air quality risks. Businesses must post warnings under Proposition 65 if carcinogens are present in minute quantities. Yet a cloud of m
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Sep 12, 2015 14:27
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[Barbados, Caribbean, Guyana] CARICOM Ministers in Russia for health talks

Caribbean360 (bb)
added Apr 29, 2011 00:00
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[Caribbean, Saint Lucia] Revised standards for tobacco labels in effect

It is now mandatory that tobacco products have graphic warnings which point to the dangers of cigarette smoke on their labelling. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has revised the standard for labelling tobacco products on the island. The change
StLuciaNewsOnline.com (lc)
added Aug 19, 2017 21:10
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[Caribbean, USA] How Cigars Became Part of the Tangled U.S.-Cuba History

The modern cigar industry began in Cuba, but things got tense there right before the Spanish-American War in the late 19th Century. So a lot of cigar makers moved their shops to Key West, a little island at the very bottom of Florida
Cuba Journal
added Mar 6, 2017 15:25
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[Caribbean] ETIENNE: Curbing the Tobacco Epidemic in the Americas

disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries, where more than 80% of the world’s smokers now live, including 127 million, in the Region of the Americas. Considering its tremendous health and economic costs, the tobacco epidemic has the poten
Caribbean360 (bb)
added Jan 30, 2017 01:01
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Martin Henry | The Deadly Tobacco Trade

The country is losing nearly $2 billion in revenue annually from the trade in illegally imported cigarettes by criminals who are using the money earned to buy guns and ammunition, the police advised at a press conference called by the local cigarette com
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:36
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Despite efforts, counterfeit cigarettes still an issue — Carreras

“However, there are points where these products continue to enter through our ports without detection and, therefore, highlight the need for additional enforcement from the relevant authorities,” it added. Carreras said it will address the matter at a p
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:52
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[Caribbean] From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

In 1985, many Cubans stopped smoking when Castro abandoned his ubiquitous cigars as part of a nationwide campaign against tobacco, which remains one of the island's principal exports.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2016 03:36
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