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[Hawaii] Honolulu Follows Jamaica's Lead and Bans Smoking in Public Places

Jamaica's ban was met with criticism and despair by business owners, especially those that cater to tourists and say the restrictions limit business. Expect a similar backlash in Hawaii.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 23, 2013 19:11
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras weighing costs of new cigarette labelling requirements

Carreras, which currently uses text on retail packages warning of the likely impact on the well-being of users, it will also now be using pictures and pictograms, depicting diseases that may arise from the consumption of tobacco products.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 6, 2013 14:24
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] PAHO/WHO Supports a Smoke-Free Environment

The Jamaica Office of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recognizes the efforts made by the Ministry of Health to protect the rights of local citizens to a tobacco free environment. Last week on National World Diab
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Nov 23, 2012 14:58
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[Jamaica] HAGLEY: Public health and the tobacco industry - an inherent conflict

the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) would like to reiterate that the main concern of the coalition in this matter is the protection of the health of the Jamaican people from the effects of tobacco use.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 24, 2012 08:35
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[Jamaica] LETTER OF THE DAY - Moral suasion more potent in smoking fight/war -

let's put a little bit of moral suasion in the mix. After all, smokers are not mindless, uncaring, selfish and suicidal bastards; we, too, desire a healthy lifestyle and we try harder to achieve this than many people realise. Spare us a thought!
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:25
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[Jamaica] Opposition wants smoking ban suspended for 6 months

THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party has called for a six-month suspension of the ban on smoking in public places, during which the regulations informing the process should be tabled and debated in Parliament.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 23, 2013 06:57
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Ministry Open to Dialogue on Tobacco Regulations

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry remains open to facilitating dialogue and “reasonable” suggestions from stakeholders regarding the newly implemented Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. The regulations, which stipula
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:24
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Alcohol and tobacco among substances most abused by Jamaicans

Two legal and easily accessible substances have become a growing cause for worry, having been listed as the substances most abused by Jamaicans. According to the National Council on Drug Abuse, alcohol and tobacco are among the top three most abused sub
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 7, 2012 21:06
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[Jamaica] UWI Students Ramp Up Campaign Against Smoking

A group of University of the West Indies students have taken it up on themselves to visit events on campus to preach against cigarette smoking. Ophir Gayle, the spokesperson for the group of students, which calls itself UWI Students against Second-hand
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:13
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Big Tobacco's stealthy ads

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) notes with concern the recent advertising campaign ... The tobacco industry is now very disingenuously placing these advertisements under the guise of providing information about the tobacco-control regulat
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 7, 2014 12:00
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