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[Jamaica] School personnel and teachers must not be smokers — Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says that with the ban on smoking in public spaces, including in and around educational institutions, teachers and other persons working in schools should lead by example to uphold the law. "I realise how addictive toba
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:29
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[Jamaica] WIGNALL: The smoking ban and its likely political implications

Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:28
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[Jamaica] Government listening to tourism interests concerns on smoking ban - New task force to meet tomorrow

Faced with a backlash from the tourism sector over the smoking ban in public places Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has established a task force to examine the matter. The task force will hold its first meeting tomorrow and will include officials of t
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:06
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[Jamaica] Ban on Smoking Part of Broader Strategy

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the ban on smoking in public places is part of a broader strategy that will tie into the National Development Plan, Vision 2030, to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do busi
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 20, 2013 13:29
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[Jamaica] 'Smoking ban not about sending people to prison'

Speaking on the Jamaica Information Service programme 'Issues and Answers' on Thursday, he was clear about not allowing smoking rooms. "The evidence is clear that smoking kills. The evidence is clear that passive smoking kills. So, to put 10 to 15 perso
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2013 13:29
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] ESPEUT: Why Would They Enforce This One?

Before regulations are enacted, there must be serious assessment of enforcement issues. I wonder whether these issues have been properly thought through.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 19, 2013 11:19
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica Cancer Society Supports Ban on Smoking in Public Places

Addressing the 2013 staging of the Relay for Life Awards Ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on July 16, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said the Government must be commended for its commitment to safeguarding the health and wellnes
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 01:57
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica gets praise from PAHO/WHO for new tobacco law

THE Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) have heaped praises on Jamaica for the no-smoking regulations, which took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:39
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[Jamaica] Ferguson stands firm but admits tobacco ban untidy

MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says the Public Health Act (PHA) empowers him to take the decisions he has taken to ban public smoking, without seeking Parliament's approval. "Sections 14 and 15 of the Public Health Act empowers the minister to t
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:25
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[Jamaica] BURKE: Tobacco, history and irony

Is the government merely meeting the conditions of some lending agency or other? True, it does not really matter once the health of the nation is improved but I must admit that as a political analyst, I am very curious as to the real reason for the ban.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:23
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