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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] FORRESTER: The best and the worst of times

There is little doubt that the arguments for and against will persist, but with the passing of this piece of legislation, the country has struck a decisive blow for health and by extension for real national development.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:43
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Smoking ban begins in Jamaica

The new law prohibits anyone from lighting up in enclosed public places all around the Caribbean island. Those found breaching said restrictions could be fined up up to J$500,000 or face three months in prison. Fines could be more than doubled for a seco
The Voice (uk)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:28
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Ministry Open to Dialogue on Tobacco Regulations

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry remains open to facilitating dialogue and “reasonable” suggestions from stakeholders regarding the newly implemented Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. The regulations, which stipula
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:24
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[Jamaica] Ban on Smoking: Health Ministry Clarifies Public Places

The Ministry of Health has clarified the term 'public places', as it continues its thrust to educate the public about the new Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013, which ban smoking in public places. The Regulations came into effect on July 1
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 14:51
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[Jamaica] E-Cigarettes ... The Digital Age Of Smoking

Currently, e-cigarettes are not regulated, so their safety and effectiveness on smokers, non-smokers, ex-smokers, children and the society in general have not been determined. Research has also found that some e-cigarettes contain other chemicals than th
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 08:49
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[Jamaica] 'Smoking ban rollout "untidy"'

Cigarette Company, Carreras is expressing concern that many Jamaicans still do not know what the ban on smoking in public places means, even as it comes into effect today.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 16, 2013 02:37
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] National Council on Drug Abuse backs smoking ban

has put its full support behind the Government's ban on smoking in public places, which will take effect today.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 01:08
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[Jamaica] Law takes light out of cigarettes today - Stiff penalties for those who sell, smoke in public

Effective today, all that has changed. Anyone caught smoking in public and enclosed spaces can be arrested and fined up to $500,000 or one year in prison. "That can't right. Afta wi nah trouble nobody. Everybody in yah smoke. What a bunch a man inna a b
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 15, 2013 17:45
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica adopts smoking ban in public places

People caught lighting up in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces now face hefty penalties in Jamaica. The new law also prohibits smoking in outdoor public spots such as bus stops and open-air sports stadiums.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 15, 2013 17:42
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Lebanese Night Smoking!

Last Saturday night, Mystic India, Friends for Education (FFE), and DJ Irie Latino transformed the courtyard of the Whitter Village in Ironshore, along the Rose Hall corridor, into a middle eastern oasis. Private cabanas, smoking hookahs and Jamaican be
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 14, 2013 11:03
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