Headlines Tagged with South America/Caribbean — 176 headlines found
[South America/Caribbean] PAHO urges Caribbean to speed up adoption of laws to control tobacco 'epidemic'
is urging Caribbean countries to speed up the adoption of laws to control the tobacco "epidemic," ... said applying at least six measures could help prevent one million deaths annually. The six measures comprise large, graphic health warnings on tobacco
Feb 19, 2014 Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Feb 19, 2014 08:04
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.
Jul 22, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 22, 2013 05:21
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.
Jul 17, 2013 Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:43
Legal officer at the Ministry of Health Sheryl Dennis has indicated that persons other than smokers are liable for prosecution if there is a breach of the ban on smoking in public spaces which comes into effect on July 15. "Where the owner or manager ha
Jun 27, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:24
This burgeoning cancer problem threatens to cause widespread suffering and economic peril to the countries of Latin America. Prompt and deliberate actions must be taken to avoid this scenario. Increasing efforts towards prevention of cancer and avoidance
Apr 29, 2013 The Lancet (uk)
added Apr 29, 2013 13:24
Following the announcement that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be tobacco-free, Yourwellness Magazine investigated the health outcomes of smoking bans. ... This decision will mean a healthier environment for athletes, staff, and soccer fans from
Apr 12, 2013 PR Web
added Apr 15, 2013 06:44
The re-election measure would apply to future presidents and Cartes, a soft-drink and tobacco mogul elected to a five-year term in 2013.
Apr 2, 2017 Reuters
added Apr 2, 2017 20:01
[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Report on Tobacco Control for the Region of the Americas: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: 10 Years Later (PDF) (148 pp)
30 out of the 35 countries of the Region are Parties to the FCTC, only six countries have implemented at least four of the main measures of the FCTC at its highest level...Countries that have implemented comprehensive tobacco control measures have shown i
May 18, 2016 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:23
Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba's tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados say they hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand
Mar 2, 2016 AP - Associated Press
added Mar 4, 2016 17:59
He did meet with human rights activists...“After Kerry visited a shop in a boutique hotel, an aide was seen carrying out bags of what appeared to be three bottles of rum, cigar boxes and a humidor.”
Aug 18, 2015 Newsweek
added Aug 23, 2015 16:25