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[Caribbean, Jamaica] St James police to target public smoking

Nesbeth told The Gleaner that his officers' hands are somewhat tied as the system has yet to reach the stage where tickets can be issued to persons found in breach of the law. "We know this is happening in public spaces and the police need to do more, b
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras issues warning about counterfeit cigarettes on the market

Local cigarette distributor Carreras says it is aware of attempts to sell counterfeit Craven ‘A’ cigarettes across the island. A news release from the company on Tuesday said the counterfeit products are being sold in Kingston and St Andrew, Montego Bay,
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 29, 2016 19:57
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Shaw increases taxes on gasoline, cigarettes effective tomorrow

Minister of Finance Audley Shaw in order to fund his $1.5 million tax break has increased taxes on cigarettes, petrol and departure tax effective tomorrow. Shaw, speaking Parliament on Government’s plans to finance the $580-billion budget and meet commit
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added May 13, 2016 19:52
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking is Still Prohibited in Public Places – Ministry of Health

The Ministry notes that an individual recently appeared in court for breaches of the Regulations and was fined $2,000 for the offence. The Regulations prohibit smoking in specified public places including all enclosed public places, enclosed work places
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jan 21, 2016 20:07
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[Jamaica] Westmoreland-based widow not letting go of her faithful pipe / Smoking for 85 years

Even with the protestation of her children and other relatives, the senior citizen insists that her life is not going up in smoke. The diminutive Samuels, who stands at four feet, eight inches, reinforced her point by relating the view of her medical pra
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:07
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] STEPHENSON: The smoking ban and impact on lung cancer

We need to be more aggressive with anti-smoking campaigns. Graphic images and warnings on cigarette cartons are not enough. Whether the higher taxes on cigarettes are making a difference is yet to be found out. Parents have to instill in the youths the d
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:02
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] More Fire On Tobacco - Health Ministry Planning Additional Smoking Control Measures

Two years after it implemented a ban on smoking in public areas, the Ministry of Health is considering additional measures to clamp down on the tobacco industry, including restrictions on the contact between public officials and tobacco companies.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Nov 9, 2015 16:26
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[Jamaica] Carreras regrets scholarships may be hit by pending tobacco restrictions

CIGARETTE distributor Carreras Ltd expressed regret that pending regulations aimed at curtailing its advertising and sponsorship could stop it from offering scholarships. It represents an area that benefits the general public from the company whose produ
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:26
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Brandon Marshall shares worries about secondhand pot smoke with NFL

In a tweet, Marshall said that “it smells like Denver over here” because of all the pot smoke that was in the air at the wedding and shared his hope that he doesn’t fail a drug test as a result of being in the vicinity. He then directed another tweet at
NBC Sports
added Jul 27, 2015 14:03
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[Jamaica] LIAT bans e-cigarettes in checked luggage

Regional airline LIAT has announced that e-cigarettes are prohibited for carriage in checked luggage on the airline's services, effective immediately.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Mar 10, 2015 16:40
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