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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Smoking scam ... consumers turn to counterfeit cigarettes after tax hike

Some smokers are turning to counterfeit cigarette brands to get their high in light of the increase in the special consumption tax on cigarettes.
Jamaica Star (jm)
added Mar 22, 2017 16:51
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[Caribbean] Jamaica Cancer Society Promotes Healthy Lifestyle Practices among Youth

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has used the month of February to promote healthy lifestyle practices, especially among high school aged students...along with the Tobacco Control project to undertake the initiative.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Mar 3, 2017 02:58
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Students participate in anti-tobacco forum

Scores of high-school students participated in the Jamaica Cancer Society’s seventh annual Anti-Tobacco Youth Forum, held on February 23 under the theme: Mek Wi Talk Round 2. The forum, held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, formed part of the So
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:46
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[Caribbean] Jamaica To Evaluate WHO's Call For Heavy Taxation On Tobacco Industry

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton says he along with stakeholders will be evaluating the call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for heavy taxation on the tobacco industry.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 25, 2017 15:01
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] ‘Higher tobacco taxes will fuel illicit cigarette trade’— Carreras

Carreras Limited says it notes, with grave concern, the release from the Ministry of Health advising that portfolio minister Dr Christopher Tufton and his team are actively evaluating the World Health Organisation’s call for heavy taxation on the tobacco
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 25, 2017 01:13
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] PAHO warns of tobacco epidemic in the Caribbean

Etienne, has warned about what she described as the tobacco epidemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean, saying that though the devastating health effects of tobacco use are well known, tobacco’s negative repercussions extend well beyond the obvious
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 11, 2017 14:06
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[Caribbean] Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco calls for legislative intervention concerning tobacco use

is taking issue with several activities which it argues amount to breaches of the framework convention for tobacco control.... It is also seeking urgent legislative intervention to deal with other forms of restrictions on the promotion of tobacco use.
RJR Communications Group (jm)
added Jan 7, 2017 19:40
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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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[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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