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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Increase Coming On Tobacco Tax

Government has warned that it will be increasing taxes on tobacco and its related products in line with recommended rates set by the World Health Organization to fight lifestyle diseases. But, Carreras, one of the leading marketers and distributors here,
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:27
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Smoking scam ... consumers turn to counterfeit cigarettes after tax hike

Some smokers are turning to counterfeit cigarette brands to get their high in light of the increase in the special consumption tax on cigarettes.
Jamaica Star (jm)
added Mar 22, 2017 16:51
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] PAHO warns of tobacco epidemic in the Caribbean

Etienne, has warned about what she described as the tobacco epidemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean, saying that though the devastating health effects of tobacco use are well known, tobacco’s negative repercussions extend well beyond the obvious
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 11, 2017 14:06
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Little enforcement of Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance

checks made by the Jamaica Observer showed that despite clear violations daily, only two persons have been prosecuted since the Act was promulgated on July 15, 2013, almost three weeks after it was announced by then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson d
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 14:31
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Adventists target smokers

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is training some of its professional members in strategies to help smokers kick the habit. Over the Emancipation weekend, more than 50 pastors, teachers and medical practitioners assembled at the headquarters of Ce
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 15, 2013 10:23
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[Canada, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: The 'right' to die?

Heather died on May 22, 2006. Her goal was to be the last person to die from second-hand smoke in her country. Let us support our minister of health as he tries to ensure that this will never again be the fate of a Jamaican worker. Deborah Chen
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 05:23
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica Cancer Society Supports Ban on Smoking in Public Places

Addressing the 2013 staging of the Relay for Life Awards Ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on July 16, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said the Government must be commended for its commitment to safeguarding the health and wellnes
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 01:57
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[Jamaica] Government listening to tourism interests concerns on smoking ban - New task force to meet tomorrow

Faced with a backlash from the tourism sector over the smoking ban in public places Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has established a task force to examine the matter. The task force will hold its first meeting tomorrow and will include officials of t
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:06
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[Jamaica] BURKE: Tobacco, history and irony

Is the government merely meeting the conditions of some lending agency or other? True, it does not really matter once the health of the nation is improved but I must admit that as a political analyst, I am very curious as to the real reason for the ban.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:23
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[Jamaica] Minister seeks public support for smoking ban

HEALTH Minister Fenton Ferguson has called for public support and understanding as he moves to institute a ban on smoking in public spaces. The minister said the dire situation of the nation's young people using tobacco demands that urgent action be tak
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 10, 2013 15:32
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