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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] EDITORIAL: For the smoking ban to work...

We expect that the Government's ban on smoking in public spaces, however, will result in a decrease in cigarette sales. This, in turn, will affect the State's contribution to the National Health Fund which benefits from a portion of the tax on tobacco p
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 11:59
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Owners, manager of public spaces face smoking ban prosecution too

OWNERS and managers of certain establishments that allow smokers to light up on their premises will also face prosecution when the ban on smoking in public spaces comes into effect on July 15, the Ministry of Health says.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:26
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Non-smokers could also face the heat

Legal officer at the Ministry of Health Sheryl Dennis has indicated that persons other than smokers are liable for prosecution if there is a breach of the ban on smoking in public spaces which comes into effect on July 15. "Where the owner or manager ha
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:24
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[Jamaica] EDITORIAL - Issues still to be addressed in smoking ban

But the announcement by the health minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, in Parliament on Wednesday left unaddressed the issue of balance between individual rights and the public good as well as the potential impact of the decision on the Government's ability to
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:23
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Tear down that tobacco billboard

Last week, the world celebrated World No Tobacco Day. We did so at the Smokefree Action Coalition in Spanish Town where we have the first smoke-free square in the Caribbean. Two days later, Carreras erected a large billboard.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 14, 2013 18:58
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[Jamaica] BROWN: Don't demonise tobacco business - Commentary

the company rejects any assertion by Dr Hagley, or any member of the anti-tobacco community, that the billboard situated in front of our corporate offices in Twickenham Park, or indeed any of our marketing activities, are directed at children … Carreras o
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 12, 2013 18:47
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