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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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[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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[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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