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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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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] World health body gives Ja thumbs up on smoking ban

The World Health Federation (WHF) has congratulated Jamaica on what it says is the long-awaited Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations which bans smoking in public spaces. The regulation took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:33
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[Jamaica] Taskforce in place to probe effects of smoking ban on tourism

The announcement follows a top-level meeting yesterday between Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeil, Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson and the executive of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association (JHTA). While expressing support for the ban, the JHTA h
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:32
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[Jamaica] School personnel and teachers must not be smokers — Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says that with the ban on smoking in public spaces, including in and around educational institutions, teachers and other persons working in schools should lead by example to uphold the law. "I realise how addictive toba
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:29
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[Jamaica] WIGNALL: The smoking ban and its likely political implications

Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:28
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[Jamaica] Government listening to tourism interests concerns on smoking ban - New task force to meet tomorrow

Faced with a backlash from the tourism sector over the smoking ban in public places Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has established a task force to examine the matter. The task force will hold its first meeting tomorrow and will include officials of t
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:06
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[Jamaica] Ban on Smoking Part of Broader Strategy

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the ban on smoking in public places is part of a broader strategy that will tie into the National Development Plan, Vision 2030, to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do busi
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 20, 2013 13:29
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[Jamaica] 'Smoking ban not about sending people to prison'

Speaking on the Jamaica Information Service programme 'Issues and Answers' on Thursday, he was clear about not allowing smoking rooms. "The evidence is clear that smoking kills. The evidence is clear that passive smoking kills. So, to put 10 to 15 perso
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2013 13:29
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