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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica committed to meeting tobacco control obligations

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson said Jamaica remains committed to satisfying its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Dr Ferguson who made the commitment during a courtesy visit by a team from the Secretariat of th
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:09

[Jamaica] Deadline for tobacco regulations compliance today

inesses to ensure that they meet today's deadline to comply with the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. "There will be major consequences for business places such as hotels, clubs and bars [that] do not adhere to the requirements of the Public
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 16, 2014 20:57

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Ferguson: Smokers to feel full force of the law

Declaring that tobacco-related illnesses continue to plague the health sector, Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says he will be moving to ensure that sanctions are fully enforced, once persons breach the recently amended tobacco regulations. The Go
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:22

[Jamaica] UWI Students Ramp Up Campaign Against Smoking

A group of University of the West Indies students have taken it up on themselves to visit events on campus to preach against cigarette smoking. Ophir Gayle, the spokesperson for the group of students, which calls itself UWI Students against Second-hand
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 9, 2014 06:13

[Jamaica] LETTER: Big Tobacco's stealthy ads

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) notes with concern the recent advertising campaign ... The tobacco industry is now very disingenuously placing these advertisements under the guise of providing information about the tobacco-control regulat
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 7, 2014 12:00

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking ban burning into Gov't coffers

In its Fiscal Policy Paper 2013/14 Interim Report tabled in the House of Representatives late December, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips pointed to a significant decline in taxes from tobacco sales as one of the primary reasons for the
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jan 13, 2014 13:09

[Jamaica] RATTRAY: The Tobacco Seduction Of Our Children

we need to do more to significantly reduce the likelihood of tobacco companies luring children and young teens into becoming users of this very dangerous product. I was fortunate to have seen the Patterns of Adolescent Tobacco Use in Jamaica: Global Yout
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 25, 2013 08:31

[Jamaica] LETTER: LAPRADE: Don't intrude on smoking parents' privacy

THE EDITOR, Sir: I'm afraid that the proposal to ban smoking in cars occupied by children represents an unwarranted intrusion into the privacy and autonomy of parenthood.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 11, 2013 12:44

[South America/Caribbean] Jamaican Teens At Greatest Risk Of Cancer - Report

according to the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) report Cancer in the Americas Country Profiles 2013. The report noted that teenage tobacco smokers in Jamaica were 28.7 per cent of the adolescent population, co
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 10, 2013 13:14

[Jamaica] Significant decline in asthma admissions since smoking ban

MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces. The ban was imposed on July 15, with the implementation of
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 5, 2013 17:00
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