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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: MPs should support passage of Tobacco Control Bill

I am hopeful that all MPs will support the passage of the Tobacco Control Bill... My inability to have the Tobacco Control Bill passed remains one of the biggest regrets I have as the Minister of Health between May 2001 and December 2011. I also regret th
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 16, 2017 21:43
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Up in smoke - ban on lighting up in public places mostly ignored

Now almost four years since the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013, came into full effect, there is little proof that the authorities have found a way to stop smoking in public spaces. Visits to a number of bars across Kingston on Tuesday
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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[Bolivia, South America/Caribbean] Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

The tribe's members rarely smoke, Thomas added. "They mainly use cigarettes to burn these huge flies out of their skin, down there in the rainforest," he said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 19, 2017 01:23
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[China, South America/Caribbean] Three Arrested for Smuggling Chinese Cigarettes Into Guatemala

An Asian man has been arrested along with two Guatemalans in the capital of the Central American country after being accused of coordinating the entry of a container filled with cigarettes smuggled from China, judicial sources said.
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Oct 22, 2016 20:29
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[South America/Caribbean] PAHO Recognizes Uruguay For Defending Tobacco Control Policies Against Commercial Interests

today recognized the Government of Uruguay for 'its global leadership in defending tobacco control policies in benefit of people's health over commercial interests.' The recognition was made before an audience of health leaders from throughout the America
Public.
added Sep 27, 2016 14:27
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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] Jamaicans must get tobacco conscious and secure their health — Ferguson

Former Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson continues to argue that the use of tobacco posed so many health risks to Jamaicans, that it was in their best interest to prevent certain people from violating the regulation that guards against smoking in pub
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 24, 2016 15:23
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[Caribbean, Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] RATTRAY: What happened to anti-smoking?

Jamaica's anti-smoking legislation has been inexplicably languishing, static, frozen in time since July 2013, when tobacco-control regulations were enacted. The online copy of Minister Tufton's Sectoral Debate presentation, delivered in Gordon House on J
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 11, 2016 17:44
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] More government action needed to reverse the smoking epidemic in the Americas

The report provides the most up-to-date picture of the smoking epidemic in PAHO's 35 Member States 10 years after the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) took effect. According to the report, only half the population of the Americas (the i
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 20, 2016 23:02
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[South America/Caribbean] Tobacco Growers in Western Cuba Expand Plantations

Tobacco planting in western Pinar del Rio will use over 15 thousand 900 hectares of land for the 2014-2015 campaign, 115 hectares more than last year, when the local production was well below schedules particularly due to bad weather.
Cuban News Agency CUBA (ACN) (cu)
added Oct 17, 2014 16:34
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] EDITORIAL: For the smoking ban to work...

We expect that the Government's ban on smoking in public spaces, however, will result in a decrease in cigarette sales. This, in turn, will affect the State's contribution to the National Health Fund which benefits from a portion of the tax on tobacco p
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 11:59
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