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[Jamaica] Significant decline in asthma admissions since smoking ban

MINISTER of Health 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 implementation of
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 5, 2013 17:00
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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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Jamaican cigar exporter to take on home market

Now the Adam siblings are about to take on the tiny Jamaican cigar market, where tobacco consumption is baked into the culture but is mostly confined to cigarettes. Barrington Cigars already has a slice of the local market but cigar consumption is large
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 7, 2012 22:08
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[Jamaica] Tobacco growers arise - Farmers revive the once flourishing sector

BUREAU:In some circles tobacco is described as the fastest-growing cash crop in Jamaica. A yet to be officially released survey by the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) found just under 600 farmers in the trade in 2010; up from an estimated
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 2, 2012 12:02
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[Caribbean] Heidi Klum kisses Vito Schnabel and puffs on roll-up cigarette as they celebrate his 30th birthday in Jamaica

Time to relax: Vito was seen rolling a cigarette as the pair relaxed outside their luxury villa
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:46
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[Jamaica] Health minister speaks out against efforts to undermine no-smoking policy

he notes that persons in the tobacco industry have been writing to critical players and leaders to create possible instability to the policy. Ferguson is insisting that the tobacco industry is the only which makes a product which kills its most loyal cus
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:19
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica gets praise from PAHO/WHO for new tobacco law

THE Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) have heaped praises on Jamaica for the no-smoking regulations, which took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:39
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Smoking ban begins in Jamaica

The new law prohibits anyone from lighting up in enclosed public places all around the Caribbean island. Those found breaching said restrictions could be fined up up to J$500,000 or face three months in prison. Fines could be more than doubled for a seco
The Voice (uk)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:28
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: What exactly is a public space?

I do not wish to oppose what is essentially a good law. However, as a smoker, I would like a precise definition of what is deemed a public space. Should I be smoking on the street, which is owned by Government, would I be smoking in a public space and c
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 14:57
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[Jamaica] 'Pass tobacco control laws now' - Barton

Professor Everard Barton, chief of nephrology at the University Hospital of the West Indies, and chairman of Caribbean Institute of Nephrology, has called on the Government to make haste in passing tobacco-control legislation. Barton, speaking during a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Mar 3, 2013 12:39
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