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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, Jamaica] Increase Coming On Tobacco Tax

Government has warned that it will be increasing taxes on tobacco and its related products in line with recommended rates set by the World Health Organization to fight lifestyle diseases. But, Carreras, one of the leading marketers and distributors here,
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:27
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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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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] AP PHOTOS: Cuba's tobacco country becomes tourist attraction

Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba's tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados say they hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 4, 2016 17:59
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[Caribbean, Saint Lucia] Revised standards for tobacco products

-The New Health Warnings Consist of 16 High Definition Graphic Messages. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards has recently revised the mandatory standard for the ‘Labelling of Retail Packages of Cigarettes’ SLNS 27: 1992.
St. Lucia Times (lc)
added Sep 1, 2017 02:05
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[Caribbean, Saint Kitts and Nevis] Government seeking to ban smoking in public places

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis is set to make a move that will see the banning of smoking in public places as they step up efforts improve the health of lives of citizens and residents. Minister of Health Wendy Phipps said the process will start t
St. Kitts-Nevis Observer (kn)
added Aug 27, 2017 07:10
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