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[Jamaica] Consumers grab raw tobacco - 'Grabba' makes its mark

The term 'hot grabba' is the street name for raw tobacco, which is becoming increasingly popular for local smokers. Windel 'Archie' Allen, a tobacco farmer, says that the process from field preparation to reaping and drying the crop for sale is about 16
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 2, 2012 12:00
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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
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Jamaica to Prohibit Smoking in Public Places

The nationwide ban will take effect July 15. People will no longer “have to involuntarily inhale tobacco smoke, with its over 40 carcinogens,” Fenton Ferguson, the minister of heath, said in a statement when the new regulations were announced in late Jun
New York Times Blogs
added Jul 4, 2013 01:53
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaican Teens At Greatest Risk Of Cancer - Report

according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report Cancer in the Americas Country Profiles 2013. The report noted that teenage tobacco smokers in Jamaica were 28.7 per cent of the adolescent population, co
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 10, 2013 13:14
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[Jamaica] Smoking costing Gov't more than it pays - health ministry

Carreras ... last week told the Human Resource and Social Development Committee of Parliament that it contributes $11 billion …. But in a stinging rebuttal before the committee yesterday, the health ministry said that for every tobacco dollar in taxes, th
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:28
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking is Still Prohibited in Public Places – Ministry of Health

The Ministry notes that an individual recently appeared in court for breaches of the Regulations and was fined $2,000 for the offence. The Regulations prohibit smoking in specified public places including all enclosed public places, enclosed work places
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jan 21, 2016 20:07
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Smoke Stays - Jamaica Cancer Society Warns Against Third-Hand Smoke In Vehicles

Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, explained that children are most at risk for tobacco toxins trapped inside an enclosed area like a motor vehicle. "Third-hand smoke is considered to be residual nicotine and other chemicals
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 25, 2013 04:14
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[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
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[Jamaica] LETTER: No need for concern over smoking ban in tourism sector

the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) supports the introduction of the no-smoking policy in the interest of public health. Concerns have been expressed that this ban may have negative effects on our tourism industry. Could this be based on the assu
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 25, 2013 06:35
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[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
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