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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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[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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[South America/Caribbean] Health Minister Calls On Jamaicans To Help In The Fight Against NCDs

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need for persons to become very health conscious, and join in the campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which is responsible for about 70 per cent of preventable deaths.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 19, 2013 22:44
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[Jamaica] Ferguson issues warning to smokers ignoring ban

"I know there are certain places where some people seem to believe that the smoking ban does not apply to them, but even in this time of consultation they must know that the law can be applied, it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from," Dr Ferg
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 13, 2013 17:09
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[Jamaica] BROWN: Don't demonise tobacco business - Commentary

the company rejects any assertion by Dr Hagley, or any member of the anti-tobacco community, that the billboard situated in front of our corporate offices in Twickenham Park, or indeed any of our marketing activities, are directed at children … Carreras o
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 12, 2013 18:47
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[Jamaica] 'Smoking task force must move fast to prevent tourism fallout'

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says the task force set up to explore the likely impact of the smoking ban on the tourism industry must work speedily to prevent any fallout in the sector. Tourism interests have expressed concern that
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 23, 2013 00:17
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Tear down that tobacco billboard

Last week, the world celebrated World No Tobacco Day. We did so at the Smokefree Action Coalition in Spanish Town where we have the first smoke-free square in the Caribbean. Two days later, Carreras erected a large billboard.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 14, 2013 18:58
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Customs discover 4 million illegal cigarettes at Kingston port

The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) along with the police on Monday seized a shipment of 400 cases of cigarettes containing four million sticks in a container at the Kingston port. The seizure has an estimated street value of more than J$120 million, accord
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:44
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Govt Committed To Providing Jamaicans With Quality Health Care - Dr. Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson also cited the Tobacco Control Regulations, which are aimed at protecting both children and adults against the ill effects of tobacco smoke, by banning smoking in specified public spaces. He said the recently imposed regulations represent o
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:20
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[Jamaica] Cops turn blind eye to smoking ban - Revellers light up at Dream Week

The public smoking ban recently imposed in Jamaica seems to have no effect on party-loving fans who have travelled to Negril to soak up this year's entertainment offerings being put on by Smirnoff Dream Weekend.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 3, 2013 15:58
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