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[Caribbean] Cuban Vice President Praises Preparations for Tobacco Campaign

visited tobacco areas in the municipality of Consolacion del Sur, where the Virginia project, aimed at supplying Virginia tobacco to the national tobacco industry, is making progress. He described the state of tobacco plantations and the progress in sowi
Prensa Latina (cu)
added Dec 26, 2016 18:09
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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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Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality — Caribbean Region, 2003–2013

Lung and cervical cancers are important preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in most of the Caribbean countries. Lung cancers can be prevented through primary prevention of exposure to risk factors such as smoking
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 16, 2016 22:25
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] New Cigarette Maker Already Victim Of Fake Products

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited says local distributors are now hesitant to stock its cigarettes as counterfeit products are causing serious confusion in the market. Contraband D&J Royal cigarettes hit the local market even before the authen
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:48
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[Caribbean] Jamaicans warned about third-hand smoke

In an interview with JIS News, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the National Chest Hospital, Dr Terry Baker, said that third-hand smoke presents risks that were not previously identified in medical research. “Information about third-hand smoke is relativ
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 4, 2016 20:58
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VIDEO: CIVIL SOCIETY LED TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCACY IN THE CARIBBEAN REPORT

the report outlines a ‘road map’ for advocacy and action in tobacco control and shares lessons learned and strategies needed to implement key articles of the FCTC.
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (bb)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:25
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Civil Society Led Tobacco Control Advocacy in the Caribbean: Experiences from The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (PDF)

The mandate for accelerated implementation of the WHO FCTC is clear: tobacco use is the only modifiable risk factor common to all 4 main NCDs (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic lung disease). Tobacco use kills 6 million people per y
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (bb)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:20
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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] Belize’s growing reputation as a contraband haven

Belize’s porous borders, lack of security measures and rugged geography, may all have contributed to the success of this organized criminal activity . Its Corozal Free Zone has become the capital of this purported cigarette smuggling. “Black market ci
Breakingbelizenews.com (bz)
added Oct 24, 2016 22:19
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