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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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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] ESPEUT: Why Would They Enforce This One?

Before regulations are enacted, there must be serious assessment of enforcement issues. I wonder whether these issues have been properly thought through.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 19, 2013 11:19
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] FORRESTER: The best and the worst of times

There is little doubt that the arguments for and against will persist, but with the passing of this piece of legislation, the country has struck a decisive blow for health and by extension for real national development.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:43
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica gets praise from PAHO/WHO for new tobacco law

THE Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) have heaped praises on Jamaica for the no-smoking regulations, which took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:39
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Smoking ban begins in Jamaica

The new law prohibits anyone from lighting up in enclosed public places all around the Caribbean island. Those found breaching said restrictions could be fined up up to J$500,000 or face three months in prison. Fines could be more than doubled for a seco
The Voice (uk)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:28
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