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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Up in smoke - ban on lighting up in public places mostly ignored

Now almost four years since the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013, came into full effect, there is little proof that the authorities have found a way to stop smoking in public spaces. Visits to a number of bars across Kingston on Tuesday
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

to accelerate plans to enforce tobacco control regulations. The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:38
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[Caribbean] AP PHOTOS: Cuban tobacco farmers celebrate a bumper crop

Cuba's tobacco farmers are celebrating a bumper crop after two bad years that coincided with a boom in demand set off by a surge of tourists and looser U.S. rules on cigar-buying. This spring, the fields in Pinar del Rio Province, some 90 miles (150 kilo
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2017 02:00
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[Barbados, Caribbean] E-cigarette harmful, warns Sir Henry

An independent Senator Wednesday warned that there was no such thing as harmless smoking, as he branded e-cigarettes as “instruments of death and disease”. Making his contribution to debate on the Health Services Amendment Bill in the Upper House, retir
Barbados Today (bb)
added Feb 11, 2017 15:31
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[Caribbean, Latin America] Anti-Tobacco Law Key to Reducing Top Causes of Death in Guyana

Etienne said tobacco control is a good place to start to step up action against NCDs, since tobacco is overall the leading risk factor for these diseases. “We believe that tobacco taxes should be increased, tobacco packaging should feature strong warnin
Caribbean360 (bb)
added Feb 9, 2017 01:15
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] ‘Higher tobacco taxes will fuel illicit cigarette trade’— Carreras

Carreras Limited says it notes, with grave concern, the release from the Ministry of Health advising that portfolio minister Dr Christopher Tufton and his team are actively evaluating the World Health Organisation’s call for heavy taxation on the tobacco
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 25, 2017 01:13
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[Caribbean] Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco calls for legislative intervention concerning tobacco use

is taking issue with several activities which it argues amount to breaches of the framework convention for tobacco control.... It is also seeking urgent legislative intervention to deal with other forms of restrictions on the promotion of tobacco use.
RJR Communications Group (jm)
added Jan 7, 2017 19:40
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[Bermuda, Caribbean] Smoking ban imposed on hospital grounds

The Bermuda Hospitals Board has imposed a smoking ban on the grounds of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre. Starting on Monday, August 1, it will be an offence to smoke anywhere on these properties. “The BHB is c
The Royal Gazette (bm)
added Jul 25, 2016 16:27
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras warns of counterfeit Craven 'A' cigarettes

The cigarette company says attempts are currently being made by unscrupulous individuals to sell the cigarettes in certain sections of the island including Kingston and St Andrew, Montego Bay, St James and in the Linstead/Bog Walk area of St Catherine.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 18, 2016 01:00
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras issues warning about counterfeit cigarettes on the market

Local cigarette distributor Carreras says it is aware of attempts to sell counterfeit Craven ‘A’ cigarettes across the island. A news release from the company on Tuesday said the counterfeit products are being sold in Kingston and St Andrew, Montego Bay,
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 29, 2016 19:57
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