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[Caribbean, Jamaica] RAMAKANT: Tobacco endgame is critical 'cog in the wheel' for sustainable development

“Coordination between specific health programmes and inter-sectoral collaboration is fundamental to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We cannot end TB unless we also reduce tobacco use. We cannot avert premature deaths caused by NCDs
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 11, 2017 18:09
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Dr Tufton said the comprehensive legislation seeks to address critical matters which have not been addressed under the existing Tobacco Control Regulations. These, he said, include: Regulating the interactions of Government officials with the tobacco ind
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:24
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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, 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, South America/Caribbean] Up in smoke - ban on lighting up in public places mostly ignored

Now almost four years since the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013, came into full effect, there is little proof that the authorities have found a way to stop smoking in public spaces. Visits to a number of bars across Kingston on Tuesday
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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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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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras commends police for counterfeit cigarette bust

for a bust last week of 58 cartons of counterfeit Craven A cigarettes. In a media release, the cigarette distribution company said the seized items had an estimated street value of $545,200 and represented “significant headway in the fight against illici
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 10, 2017 21:19
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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] WHO to support Health Ministry with enforcing tobacco control regulations

to accelerate plans to enforce 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 a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Apr 6, 2017 01:38
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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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