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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco Act offenders become liable from May

The Tobacco Control Act 2016 which was recently signed into law by President David Granger has 46 Clauses at least 26 of which detail actions which constitute offences. These offences are detailed in 6 of the 11 parts and offenders become culpable from
Stabroek News (gy)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:39
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[Latin America] Cigarette vending to be banned; Guyana will lose billions in taxes- Demtoco

The Demerara Tobacco Company Limited (Demtoco) on Wednesday said it is too early to take take legal action to stop the enforcement of legislation that bans smoking in public places and will almost literally wipe out street-corner cigarette vending.
Demerara Waves (gy)
added Aug 7, 2017 19:56
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] EDITORIAL: Ending public smoking

It is a shame that a PPP member voted against the passage of the Bill, while the rest of his peers on that side of the House abstained. Whatever flaws they claim the Bill has, the ban on public smoking is a huge step forward, and anyone interested in the
Stabroek News (gy)
added Aug 3, 2017 09:27
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco bill targeting dangers of second-hand smoke -public discussion hears

Guyana’s proposed Tobacco Control legislation does not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes nor criminalise smokers but aims to protect the population from the ravages of second-hand smoke and the ensuing health costs. This was one of several messages
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jul 21, 2017 15:29
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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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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: MPs should support passage of Tobacco Control Bill

I am hopeful that all MPs will support the passage of the Tobacco Control Bill... My inability to have the Tobacco Control Bill passed remains one of the biggest regrets I have as the Minister of Health between May 2001 and December 2011. I also regret th
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 16, 2017 21:43
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] What the People Say About... Tobacco use in public places

This week on what the people say we asked the man/woman in the street about the smoking of tobacco products in public places and whether tariffs should be increased on cigarettes. Saline Jahoor, Sales Personnel
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:07
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Wife gets nine months for smuggling cigarettes to Dataram

Boodnarine, the common-law wife of convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram, was today sentenced to nine months in prison for smuggling prohibited items to him. Boodnarine, 21, a mother of two, who was recently released from prison after being found not gu
Stabroek News (gy)
added May 11, 2017 19:42
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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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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: Parliament should raise the tobacco tax

In May 2001, as Guyana’s Minister of Health, I committed to bringing a Tobacco Control Bill to Parliament. After much consultation and technical support to draft the Tobacco Bill, I was ready to introduce the Bill in 2009. The then Cabinet and President,
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16
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