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[Caribbean] CARICOM Leaders Make New Commitment to Tackle NCDs

the leaders discussed a raft of measures to declare the Caribbean a tobacco-free zone by 2022 in accordance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which most CARICOM countries have signed and ratified but have been slow to implement.
Caribbean360 (bb)
added Jul 11, 2017 21:57
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[Saint Lucia] PRESS RELEASE: CARICOM leaders- breakthrough in the fight against NCDs in the Caribbean

the leaders discussed a raft of measures to declare the Caribbean a tobacco-free zone by 2022 in accordance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which 13/14 full members of CARICOM have signed and ratified but which they have been slow to imp
StLuciaNewsOnline.com (lc)
added Jul 10, 2017 01:25
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[Caribbean] Cuba sees best tobacco harvest in decade

Cuban authorities are expecting the delivery of around 19,000 tons of tobacco leaf this year, after seeing the best harvest of the last decade. Despite this success, Vice-President Jose Ramon Machado called for tobacco producers to keep working hard, as
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 4, 2017 03:47
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[Caribbean, Guyana, Latin America] Higher taxes will fuel illicit cigarette trade

British American Tobacco Caribbean Senior External Affairs Manager, Cesar Agurcia, addressing the conference at the Marriott Hotel...said Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad alone are responsible for US$300M of illegal inter-country trade in illicit cigarettes.
Guyana Chronicle (gy)
added Jul 1, 2017 20:53
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Where is the enforcement of the no-smoking zones?

as smokers continue to make a mockery of the ban, Dr Fenton Ferguson...told The Gleaner on Tuesday that it was now a police matter to execute the law and has called for greater enforcement and public education on the control measures, which he described a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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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] Cuba Updates its Regulations Related to Tobacco Consumption

Updating the existing regulations to control smoking in public places is part of Cuba''s campaign to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, to be held on May 31. The head of the Department of School Health at the Ministry of Education (Mined), Yanira Gomez, rem
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 25, 2017 22:38
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PAHO Encourages Caribbean Countries to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Reduce Burden of Noncommunicable Disease

PAHO/WHO is bringing together health and finance officials from 17 countries and territories for the Caribbean Subregional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Barbados May 16-18, to discuss the benefits of adopting such measures
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 17, 2017 20:58
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing 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 as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] GARDNER: Repeal the ‘non-smoking’ Act!

The police, who are charged with enforcing the law, have not only been ignoring these offences but are often themselves subscribing to the offence by smoking in public places. Civilians who complain are often abused or threatened. This situation warrants
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47
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