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[Jamaica] LETTER OF THE DAY - Moral suasion more potent in smoking fight/war -

let's put a little bit of moral suasion in the mix. After all, smokers are not mindless, uncaring, selfish and suicidal bastards; we, too, desire a healthy lifestyle and we try harder to achieve this than many people realise. Spare us a thought!
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:25
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Govt Committed To Providing Jamaicans With Quality Health Care - Dr. Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson also cited the Tobacco Control Regulations, which are aimed at protecting both children and adults against the ill effects of tobacco smoke, by banning smoking in specified public spaces. He said the recently imposed regulations represent o
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:20
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[Jamaica] Health minister speaks out against efforts to undermine no-smoking policy

he notes that persons in the tobacco industry have been writing to critical players and leaders to create possible instability to the policy. Ferguson is insisting that the tobacco industry is the only which makes a product which kills its most loyal cus
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:19
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[Jamaica] LETTER: No retreat on smoking ban

It is not the Tobacco Control Regulations that will hurt the poor, but the tobacco industry (and others who benefit financially), which markets and sells an addictive and unhealthy product which is bought by mainly those who can least afford it.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 8, 2013 14:18
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Smoke Stays - Jamaica Cancer Society Warns Against Third-Hand Smoke In Vehicles

Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, explained that children are most at risk for tobacco toxins trapped inside an enclosed area like a motor vehicle. "Third-hand smoke is considered to be residual nicotine and other chemicals
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 25, 2013 04:14
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Consultations on Tobacco Control Regulations End

The Ministry of Health has received some 20 submissions from a wide range of interest groups, as the public consultations on the tobacco control regulations closed on Tuesday, August 13. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguso
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Aug 16, 2013 02:48
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Adventists target smokers

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is training some of its professional members in strategies to help smokers kick the habit. Over the Emancipation weekend, more than 50 pastors, teachers and medical practitioners assembled at the headquarters of Ce
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 15, 2013 10:23
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[Jamaica] Ferguson issues warning to smokers ignoring ban

"I know there are certain places where some people seem to believe that the smoking ban does not apply to them, but even in this time of consultation they must know that the law can be applied, it doesn't matter who you are or where you're from," Dr Ferg
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 13, 2013 17:09
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[Jamaica] Last day for public comments on tobacco control regulations

Today is the last day for Jamaicans to make submissions as the government carries out consultations on the tobacco control regulations. The controversial regulations govern the ban on smoking in public spaces which has been in effect since July 15.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 13, 2013 16:06
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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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