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[Caribbean, Jamaica] GARDNER: Repeal the ‘non-smoking’ Act!

The police, who are charged with enforcing the law, have not only been ignoring these offences but are often themselves subscribing to the offence by smoking in public places. Civilians who complain are often abused or threatened. This situation warrants
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] STEPHENSON: The smoking ban and impact on lung cancer

We need to be more aggressive with anti-smoking campaigns. Graphic images and warnings on cigarette cartons are not enough. Whether the higher taxes on cigarettes are making a difference is yet to be found out. Parents have to instill in the youths the d
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:02
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[Canada, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER OF THE DAY - The danger of second-hand smoke

Heather died on May 22, 2006. Her goal was to be the last person to die from second-hand smoke in her country. Let us support our minister of health as he tries to ensure that this will never again be the fate of a Jamaican worker.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 05:21
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[Jamaica] WIGNALL: The smoking ban and its likely political implications

Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:28
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[Jamaica] Ban on Smoking Part of Broader Strategy

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the ban on smoking in public places is part of a broader strategy that will tie into the National Development Plan, Vision 2030, to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do busi
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 20, 2013 13:29
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] FORRESTER: The best and the worst of times

There is little doubt that the arguments for and against will persist, but with the passing of this piece of legislation, the country has struck a decisive blow for health and by extension for real national development.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:43
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[Jamaica] Health Minister Says No to Smoking Areas

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has again turned down the suggestion that Government should allow the establishment of smoking areas in business places, describing such areas as “death chambers”.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:12
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Non-smokers could also face the heat

Legal officer at the Ministry of Health Sheryl Dennis has indicated that persons other than smokers are liable for prosecution if there is a breach of the ban on smoking in public spaces which comes into effect on July 15. "Where the owner or manager ha
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:24
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Health minister blowing smoke?

Jamaica, despite having ratified the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in July 2005, has yet to fully satisfy its obligations under the treaty. We fail to enact legislation to ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship, as well as smoking in publ
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added May 31, 2013 11:59
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[Jamaica] EDITORIAL - Smoke out the tax cheats

Strong action by the Government in getting Customs up to snuff and tackling cigarette smuggling, and other import breaches, will prevent much-needed tax revenue from going up in smoke - literally.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 9, 2012 22:33
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