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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Martin Henry | The Deadly Tobacco Trade

The country is losing nearly $2 billion in revenue annually from the trade in illegally imported cigarettes by criminals who are using the money earned to buy guns and ammunition, the police advised at a press conference called by the local cigarette com
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:36
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] New Cigarette Maker Already Victim Of Fake Products

Nostic Agricultural & Manufacturing Limited says local distributors are now hesitant to stock its cigarettes as counterfeit products are causing serious confusion in the market. Contraband D&J Royal cigarettes hit the local market even before the authen
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:48
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[Caribbean] Jamaicans warned about third-hand smoke

In an interview with JIS News, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at the National Chest Hospital, Dr Terry Baker, said that third-hand smoke presents risks that were not previously identified in medical research. “Information about third-hand smoke is relativ
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 4, 2016 20:58
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Civil Society Led Tobacco Control Advocacy in the Caribbean: Experiences from The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (PDF)

The mandate for accelerated implementation of the WHO FCTC is clear: tobacco use is the only modifiable risk factor common to all 4 main NCDs (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and chronic lung disease). Tobacco use kills 6 million people per y
Healthy Caribbean Coalition (bb)
added Jul 16, 2017 15:20
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Despite efforts, counterfeit cigarettes still an issue — Carreras

“However, there are points where these products continue to enter through our ports without detection and, therefore, highlight the need for additional enforcement from the relevant authorities,” it added. Carreras said it will address the matter at a p
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:52
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[Caribbean] Heidi Klum kisses Vito Schnabel and puffs on roll-up cigarette as they celebrate his 30th birthday in Jamaica

Time to relax: Vito was seen rolling a cigarette as the pair relaxed outside their luxury villa
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 2, 2016 18:46
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Tufton seeks partners in fight against improper tobacco use

Dr Tufton invited the public to assist law enforcers by identifying the events, bars, restaurants, beaches, and other places where the law is being flouted. The information, the minister said, may be shared with the police, their nearest health departme
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 31, 2016 19:50
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Little enforcement of Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance

checks made by the Jamaica Observer showed that despite clear violations daily, only two persons have been prosecuted since the Act was promulgated on July 15, 2013, almost three weeks after it was announced by then Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson d
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 14:31
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] RATTRAY: What happened to anti-smoking?

Jamaica's anti-smoking legislation has been inexplicably languishing, static, frozen in time since July 2013, when tobacco-control regulations were enacted. The online copy of Minister Tufton's Sectoral Debate presentation, delivered in Gordon House on J
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:44
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