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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

[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

[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

[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

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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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