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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco produc
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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[Jamaica] Dangerous Cheap Smokes - Counterfeit Cigarettes Even More Harmful

With counterfeit cigarettes being sold for approximately half the price of legal ones, some smokers could believe they are getting a bargain, but if you thought regular cigarettes were unhealthy, wait until you hear what is inside their counterfeit count
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 25, 2018 18:08
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] BUCKLAND: Join the fight against lung cancer

NOVEMBER is lung cancer awareness month...let us all join in the fight against lung cancer this November by encouraging our friends who smoke to give up the habit, while reminding others to pay attention to their family history and environment.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 15, 2017 22:40
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Gov't Warned Against Stymieing Social Outreach With Tobacco Bill

Managing Director of tobacco company Carreras Limited Marcus Steele says the Government should tread carefully in its plans to introduce new tobacco legislation so as to avoid undermining the social outreach of the company and other players in the indust
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, Latin America] C'bean health ministers agree on new agenda to attain universal health by 2030

The new strategy aims to accelerate the implementation of these four measures, which are part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), PAHO said, noting that the treaty was ratified in 2005, “but its implementation has been uneven in a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:14
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] LETTER: Cigarette Ad Billboard Offensive

A billboard advertising Pacific Breeze cigarettes is prominently positioned on Hope Road... Is the public being asked to believe that the advertising agency that produced and installed the billboard, the company that commissioned and paid for it, the poli
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:33
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] RAMAKANT: Tobacco endgame is critical 'cog in the wheel' for sustainable development

“Coordination between specific health programmes and inter-sectoral collaboration is fundamental to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We cannot end TB unless we also reduce tobacco use. We cannot avert premature deaths caused by NCDs
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 11, 2017 18:09
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Increase Coming On Tobacco Tax

Government has warned that it will be increasing taxes on tobacco and its related products in line with recommended rates set by the World Health Organization to fight lifestyle diseases. But, Carreras, one of the leading marketers and distributors here,
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:27
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Dr Tufton said the comprehensive legislation seeks to address critical matters which have not been addressed under the existing Tobacco Control Regulations. These, he said, include: Regulating the interactions of Government officials with the tobacco ind
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:24
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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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