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[Jamaica] E -cigarettes not banned, Health Ministry says

Ministry of Health today announced that there is no ban on e-cigarettes ... is advising that the product, which contains nicotine, is not banned but requires registration and a permit to be imported into the island.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 17, 2014 14:27

[Jamaica] EDITORIAL - Clarify e-cigarette ban

there are potentially unknown dangers in e-cigarettes, but their outright ban from entering Jamaica, while the importation of tobacco products remains legal, is, to say the least, paradoxical. Indeed, this move is likely to encourage an increase in the sm
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Sep 17, 2014 06:39

[Jamaica] Ministry reports 43% drop in tobacco cultivation

GOVERNMENT appears to be winning the war against tobacco cultivation, with the Ministry of Agriculture reporting a decline in the amount of land currently under production. Chief technical director in the ministry ... preliminary figures for 2014 show a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 21, 2014 13:03

[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica committed to meeting tobacco control obligations

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson said Jamaica remains committed to satisfying its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Dr Ferguson who made the commitment during a courtesy visit by a team from the Secretariat of th
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:09

[Jamaica] Deadline for tobacco regulations compliance today

inesses to ensure that they meet today's deadline to comply with the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. "There will be major consequences for business places such as hotels, clubs and bars [that] do not adhere to the requirements of the Public
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 16, 2014 20:57

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Ferguson: Smokers to feel full force of the law

Declaring that tobacco-related illnesses continue to plague the health sector, Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says he will be moving to ensure that sanctions are fully enforced, once persons breach the recently amended tobacco regulations. The Go
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:22

[Jamaica] UWI Students Ramp Up Campaign Against Smoking

A group of University of the West Indies students have taken it up on themselves to visit events on campus to preach against cigarette smoking. Ophir Gayle, the spokesperson for the group of students, which calls itself UWI Students against Second-hand
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:13

[Jamaica] LETTER: Big Tobacco's stealthy ads

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) notes with concern the recent advertising campaign ... The tobacco industry is now very disingenuously placing these advertisements under the guise of providing information about the tobacco-control regulat
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 7, 2014 12:00

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking ban burning into Gov't coffers

In its Fiscal Policy Paper 2013/14 Interim Report tabled in the House of Representatives late December, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips pointed to a significant decline in taxes from tobacco sales as one of the primary reasons for the
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 13, 2014 13:09

[Jamaica] RATTRAY: The Tobacco Seduction Of Our Children

we need to do more to significantly reduce the likelihood of tobacco companies luring children and young teens into becoming users of this very dangerous product. I was fortunate to have seen the Patterns of Adolescent Tobacco Use in Jamaica: Global Yout
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 25, 2013 08:31
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