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Headlines Tagged with South America/Caribbean 176 headlines found


[South America/Caribbean] Tighter limits on bras and cigarettes: Inside Cuba's new customs rules

only 20 cigarettes (previously one carton or 200 cigarettes were allowed)
added Sep 3, 2014 12:34

[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
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Feb 19, 2014 08:04

[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

[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

[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Non-smokers could also face the heat

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
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 27, 2013 11:24

[South America/Caribbean] Planning cancer control in Latin America and the Caribbean

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
The Lancet (uk)
added Apr 29, 2013 13:24

[Brazil, South America/Caribbean] Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Outcome of Smoking Ban

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
PR Web
added Apr 15, 2013 06:44

[South America/Caribbean] Protester dies, minister sacked after Paraguay re-election vote

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.
added Apr 2, 2017 20:01

[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: Parliament should raise the tobacco tax

In May 2001, as Guyana’s Minister of Health, I committed to bringing a Tobacco Control Bill to Parliament. After much consultation and technical support to draft the Tobacco Bill, I was ready to introduce the Bill in 2009. The then Cabinet and President,
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16

[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
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:23
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