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[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
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[Jamaica] McCLURE: Tobacco use and citizens' rights

What this law says is that conviction for lighting up or selling a cigarette in prohibited areas is now a criminal offence, making the offender not only liable to hefty fines and prison time, but also imposing a permanent criminal record. I find it distur
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 31, 2013 21:12
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[Jamaica] Significant Decline in Asthma Admissions Since Smoking Ban

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces. The ban was imposed on July 15, with the implementat
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 31, 2013 13:28
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[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
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[Jamaica] More benefits to flow from tobacco regulations

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013 will help to move Jamaica towards developed-country status. ... Ferguson was speaking yesterday at the launch of the Jamaica National Building Society's he
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 26, 2013 12:04
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[Jamaica] LIAT bans e-cigarettes in checked luggage

Regional airline LIAT has announced that e-cigarettes are prohibited for carriage in checked luggage on the airline's services, effective immediately.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Mar 10, 2015 16:40
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[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
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Define 'Public Spaces' For Smoking Ban

It should be obvious that these areas do not include bars and nightclubs, because these are areas that are for adults who engage in smoking and other activities.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 9, 2013 05:40
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[Jamaica] Carreras looking to buy local tobacco

THERE may be a boon on the horizon for local tobacco farmers as cigarette marketing and distribution company Carreras Ltd is making plans to purchase from them to supply the global market.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 4, 2012 12:00
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[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
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