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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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[Jamaica] No Reversal on Public Smoking Ban - Dr. Ferguson

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is adamant that the ban on smoking in specified public places, which becomes effective on Monday, July 15, will not be overturned.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:14
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[Jamaica] Health Minister Says No to Smoking Areas

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has again turned down the suggestion that Government should allow the establishment of smoking areas in business places, describing such areas as “death chambers”.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:12
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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, 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] '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] 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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