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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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