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[Jamaica] Last day for public comments on tobacco control regulations

Today is the last day for Jamaicans to make submissions as the government carries out consultations on the tobacco control regulations. The controversial regulations govern the ban on smoking in public spaces which has been in effect since July 15.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 13, 2013 16:06
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] World health body gives Ja thumbs up on smoking ban

The World Health Federation (WHF) has congratulated Jamaica on what it says is the long-awaited Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations which bans smoking in public spaces. The regulation took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:33
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[Jamaica] School personnel and teachers must not be smokers — Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says that with the ban on smoking in public spaces, including in and around educational institutions, teachers and other persons working in schools should lead by example to uphold the law. "I realise how addictive toba
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:29
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[Jamaica] Ban on Smoking: Health Ministry Clarifies Public Places

The Ministry of Health has clarified the term 'public places', as it continues its thrust to educate the public about the new Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013, which ban smoking in public places. The Regulations came into effect on July 1
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 14:51
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[Jamaica] E-Cigarettes ... The Digital Age Of Smoking

Currently, e-cigarettes are not regulated, so their safety and effectiveness on smokers, non-smokers, ex-smokers, children and the society in general have not been determined. Research has also found that some e-cigarettes contain other chemicals than th
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 08:49
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Notice too short to kick butt

During such a grace period, there should be a public education campaign by the Health Ministry, the Heart Foundation, and anti-smoking lobby groups to better sensitise the public on this cultural shift.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 29, 2013 10:30
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] 'You can't regulate how I enjoy myself'

SOME smokers are fuming at Government's announced ban on smoking in public places, arguing that it infringes their personal liberty to recreate and enjoy themselves as they see fit.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 12:02
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[Jamaica] Ferguson repeats anti-tobacco Bill promise

THE draft anti-tobacco Bill — which, among other things, will ban smoking in public places — is to go before Parliament shortly, Health Minister Fenton Ferguson said on Friday.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 5, 2013 07:37
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[Jamaica] CHANG: Traffic amnesty and second-hand smoke

governments' dithering in implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), particularly in legislating a smoke-free environment by curbing smoking in public places. ... more than 89 months or 381 weeks or 2,664 days have passed
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 20, 2013 10:14
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] LETTER: Cigarette Ad Billboard Offensive

A billboard advertising Pacific Breeze cigarettes is prominently positioned on Hope Road... Is the public being asked to believe that the advertising agency that produced and installed the billboard, the company that commissioned and paid for it, the poli
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:33
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