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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] 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, South America/Caribbean] Where is the enforcement of the no-smoking zones?

as smokers continue to make a mockery of the ban, Dr Fenton Ferguson...told The Gleaner on Tuesday that it was now a police matter to execute the law and has called for greater enforcement and public education on the control measures, which he described a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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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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