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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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[Jamaica] Ferguson repeats anti-tobacco Bill promise

THE draft anti-tobacco Bill — which, among other things, will ban smoking in public places — is to go before Parliament shortly, Health Minister Fenton Ferguson said on Friday.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 5, 2013 07:37
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[Jamaica] LETTER: Health minister blowing smoke?

Jamaica, despite having ratified the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in July 2005, has yet to fully satisfy its obligations under the treaty. We fail to enact legislation to ban tobacco advertising and sponsorship, as well as smoking in publ
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added May 31, 2013 11:59
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[Jamaica] World No Tobacco Day Friday to focus on banning advertising

Jamaica will join the rest of the world in intensifying efforts against tobacco advertising and promotion on World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31).
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 30, 2013 07:24
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] FORRESTER: World No Smoking Day: The struggle continues

As we approach the close of the first decade of the FCTC, let us resolve to intensify our lobby for more action, including banishing smoking from our country and world.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 30, 2013 01:38
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[Jamaica] Support Move to Ban Public Smoking - Dr. Ferguson

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Fenton Ferguson, is urging members of the public to support the Government's move to impose a ban on smoking in public spaces. Speaking at an exposition at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Tuesday, May 7, Dr
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added May 10, 2013 15:33
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[Jamaica] Minister seeks public support for smoking ban

HEALTH Minister Fenton Ferguson has called for public support and understanding as he moves to institute a ban on smoking in public spaces. The minister said the dire situation of the nation's young people using tobacco demands that urgent action be tak
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 10, 2013 15:32
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