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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

[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica adopts smoking ban in public places

People caught lighting up in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces now face hefty penalties in Jamaica. The new law also prohibits smoking in outdoor public spots such as bus stops and open-air sports stadiums.
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added Jul 15, 2013 17:42
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Lebanese Night Smoking!

Last Saturday night, Mystic India, Friends for Education (FFE), and DJ Irie Latino transformed the courtyard of the Whitter Village in Ironshore, along the Rose Hall corridor, into a middle eastern oasis. Private cabanas, smoking hookahs and Jamaican be
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 14, 2013 11:03

[Jamaica] Marches scheduled in support of ban on public smoking

Several organisations are collaborating to hold marches in three towns across Jamaica in support of the ban on smoking in public places, which comes into effect on Monday. The marches are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday morning in Morant Bay, St
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 13, 2013 23:50

[Jamaica] LETTER: Define 'Public Spaces' For Smoking Ban

It should be obvious that these areas do not include bars and nightclubs, because these are areas that are for adults who engage in smoking and other activities.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 9, 2013 05:40

Jamaica to Prohibit Smoking in Public Places

The nationwide ban will take effect July 15. People will no longer “have to involuntarily inhale tobacco smoke, with its over 40 carcinogens,” Fenton Ferguson, the minister of heath, said in a statement when the new regulations were announced in late Jun
New York Times Blogs
added Jul 4, 2013 01:53

[Jamaica] LETTER: Notice too short to kick butt

During such a grace period, there should be a public education campaign by the Health Ministry, the Heart Foundation, and anti-smoking lobby groups to better sensitise the public on this cultural shift.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 29, 2013 10:30

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: What exactly is a public space?

I do not wish to oppose what is essentially a good law. However, as a smoker, I would like a precise definition of what is deemed a public space. Should I be smoking on the street, which is owned by Government, would I be smoking in a public space and c
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 14:57

[Jamaica] Ban smoking cars too, say Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, while congratulating the Government on the upcoming ban on smoking in public spaces, has declared it is also concerned about the level of smoke emission that comes from some vehicles on the island's roads.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 12:03

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] 'You can't regulate how I enjoy myself'

SOME smokers are fuming at Government's announced ban on smoking in public places, arguing that it infringes their personal liberty to recreate and enjoy themselves as they see fit.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 12:02
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