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[Jamaica] Significant Decline in Asthma Admissions Since Smoking Ban

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces. The ban was imposed on July 15, with the implementat
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 31, 2013 13:28

[Jamaica] More benefits to flow from tobacco regulations

Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013 will help to move Jamaica towards developed-country status. ... Ferguson was speaking yesterday at the launch of the Jamaica National Building Society's he
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 26, 2013 12:04

[South America/Caribbean] Health Minister Calls On Jamaicans To Help In The Fight Against NCDs

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has underscored the need for persons to become very health conscious, and join in the campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which is responsible for about 70 per cent of preventable deaths.
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Oct 19, 2013 22:44

[Jamaica] Ferguson calls on teachers to help steer youth away from smoking

HEALTH MINISTER Dr Fenton Ferguson has called on the island's more than 27,000-strong teachers to support the ministry's assault on non-communicable diseases, especially those caused by tobacco use.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 19, 2013 22:42

[Jamaica] Smoking costing Gov't more than it pays - health ministry

Carreras ... last week told the Human Resource and Social Development Committee of Parliament that it contributes $11 billion …. But in a stinging rebuttal before the committee yesterday, the health ministry said that for every tobacco dollar in taxes, th
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:28

[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

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

[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

[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

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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