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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

[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

[Jamaica] Ferguson bats for ban on public smoking

Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is calling for public support and understanding as he moves to institute a ban on smoking in public spaces. He says the country must act now given the impact of smoking on young people. Quoting statistics from the 2
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added May 9, 2013 00:33

[Jamaica] 'Pass tobacco control laws now' - Barton

Professor Everard Barton, chief of nephrology at the University Hospital of the West Indies, and chairman of Caribbean Institute of Nephrology, has called on the Government to make haste in passing tobacco-control legislation. Barton, speaking during a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Mar 3, 2013 12:39

[Jamaica] CHANG: Traffic amnesty and second-hand smoke

governments' dithering in implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), particularly in legislating a smoke-free environment by curbing smoking in public places. ... more than 89 months or 381 weeks or 2,664 days have passed
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 20, 2013 10:14

[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras weighing costs of new cigarette labelling requirements

Carreras, which currently uses text on retail packages warning of the likely impact on the well-being of users, it will also now be using pictures and pictograms, depicting diseases that may arise from the consumption of tobacco products.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jan 6, 2013 14:24

[Caribbean, Jamaica] PAHO/WHO Supports a Smoke-Free Environment

The Jamaica Office of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recognizes the efforts made by the Ministry of Health to protect the rights of local citizens to a tobacco free environment. Last week on National World Diab
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Nov 23, 2012 14:58

[Jamaica] Beware! Cigarette companies luring kids into smoking with technology

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is warning parents to be even more vigilant, as cigarette and tobacco companies have stepped up their use of technology and mobile applications to entice individuals to smoke. Speaking at a forum yesterday, Executive Dire
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 23, 2012 14:52

[Jamaica] Fagan Calls for Sustained Anti-Smoking Programme

Minister of State for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, says a sustained public education programme, targeted particularly at the youth, is critical in raising awareness of the adverse effects of smoking.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Nov 23, 2012 11:41

Jamaican cigar exporter to take on home market

Now the Adam siblings are about to take on the tiny Jamaican cigar market, where tobacco consumption is baked into the culture but is mostly confined to cigarettes. Barrington Cigars already has a slice of the local market but cigar consumption is large
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 7, 2012 22:08
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