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[Jamaica] Cops turn blind eye to smoking ban - Revellers light up at Dream Week

The public smoking ban recently imposed in Jamaica seems to have no effect on party-loving fans who have travelled to Negril to soak up this year's entertainment offerings being put on by Smirnoff Dream Weekend.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 3, 2013 15:58
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[Jamaica] McCLURE: Tobacco use and citizens' rights

What this law says is that conviction for lighting up or selling a cigarette in prohibited areas is now a criminal offence, making the offender not only liable to hefty fines and prison time, but also imposing a permanent criminal record. I find it distur
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 31, 2013 21:12
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[Jamaica] Three Arrested For Smoking At Sumfest

BUREAU:Three smokers who ignored reminders by the police were arrested during last Thursday Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2013. Several other smokers were let off with a reminder by the cops that the new smoking ban makes it illegal to smoke at event
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:58
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[Jamaica] LETTER: No need for concern over smoking ban in tourism sector

the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) supports the introduction of the no-smoking policy in the interest of public health. Concerns have been expressed that this ban may have negative effects on our tourism industry. Could this be based on the assu
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 25, 2013 06:35
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[Hawaii] Honolulu Follows Jamaica's Lead and Bans Smoking in Public Places

Jamaica's ban was met with criticism and despair by business owners, especially those that cater to tourists and say the restrictions limit business. Expect a similar backlash in Hawaii.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 23, 2013 19:11
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[Jamaica] Opposition wants smoking ban suspended for 6 months

THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party has called for a six-month suspension of the ban on smoking in public places, during which the regulations informing the process should be tabled and debated in Parliament.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 23, 2013 06:57
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[Jamaica] 'Smoking task force must move fast to prevent tourism fallout'

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says the task force set up to explore the likely impact of the smoking ban on the tourism industry must work speedily to prevent any fallout in the sector. Tourism interests have expressed concern that
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 23, 2013 00:17
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[Canada, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: The 'right' to die?

Heather died on May 22, 2006. Her goal was to be the last person to die from second-hand smoke in her country. Let us support our minister of health as he tries to ensure that this will never again be the fate of a Jamaican worker. Deborah Chen
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 05:23
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[Canada, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER OF THE DAY - The danger of second-hand smoke

Heather died on May 22, 2006. Her goal was to be the last person to die from second-hand smoke in her country. Let us support our minister of health as he tries to ensure that this will never again be the fate of a Jamaican worker.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 05:21
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica Cancer Society Supports Ban on Smoking in Public Places

Addressing the 2013 staging of the Relay for Life Awards Ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on July 16, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said the Government must be commended for its commitment to safeguarding the health and wellnes
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 01:57
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