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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] 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] 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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[Jamaica] 'We won't be bullied!'

Pandohie was critical of the attempts of the tobacco-control lobby to prevent the industry from actively engaging in discussions on tobacco-control regulations in the lead-up to the enactment of legislation which would guide the industry and smoking prac
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 11, 2012 14:52
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

The ministry in a release said the Convention Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WHO, will provide technical support on the areas identified as priorities for strengthening the implementation of the con
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 11, 2017 00:37
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] GARDNER: Repeal the ‘non-smoking’ Act!

The police, who are charged with enforcing the law, have not only been ignoring these offences but are often themselves subscribing to the offence by smoking in public places. Civilians who complain are often abused or threatened. This situation warrants
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 11, 2017 14:47
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] STEPHENSON: The smoking ban and impact on lung cancer

We need to be more aggressive with anti-smoking campaigns. Graphic images and warnings on cigarette cartons are not enough. Whether the higher taxes on cigarettes are making a difference is yet to be found out. Parents have to instill in the youths the d
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:02
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