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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Gov't Warned Against Stymieing Social Outreach With Tobacco Bill

Managing Director of tobacco company Carreras Limited Marcus Steele says the Government should tread carefully in its plans to introduce new tobacco legislation so as to avoid undermining the social outreach of the company and other players in the indust
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, Latin America] C'bean health ministers agree on new agenda to attain universal health by 2030

The new strategy aims to accelerate the implementation of these four measures, which are part of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), PAHO said, noting that the treaty was ratified in 2005, “but its implementation has been uneven in a
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:14
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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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[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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