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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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[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] Tobacco Act: New Smoking Ban Now In Effect

“The Department of Health would like to inform the public that from 1 August, there is a ban on smoking, including e-cigarettes, both inside and anywhere outside certain government premises. “These premises include health care facilities, residential ca
Bernews
added Aug 5, 2016 14:44
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[Caribbean] Heidi Klum kisses Vito Schnabel and puffs on roll-up cigarette as they celebrate his 30th birthday in Jamaica

Time to relax: Vito was seen rolling a cigarette as the pair relaxed outside their luxury villa
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:46
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Tufton seeks partners in fight against improper tobacco use

Dr Tufton invited the public to assist law enforcers by identifying the events, bars, restaurants, beaches, and other places where the law is being flouted. The information, the minister said, may be shared with the police, their nearest health departme
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 31, 2016 19:50
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