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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Pan American Countries Commit to Accelerating Progress Against Tobacco – Renewed Effort Will Save Lives, Improve Public Health in Americas

Today 35 countries in the Americas announced a new commitment to accelerating progress in implementing proven tobacco control measures...adopted at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference in Washington, D.C and outlines a vision for the Americas from 20
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:43
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco Act offenders become liable from May

The Tobacco Control Act 2016 which was recently signed into law by President David Granger has 46 Clauses at least 26 of which detail actions which constitute offences. These offences are detailed in 6 of the 11 parts and offenders become culpable from
Stabroek News (gy)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:39
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] EDITORIAL: Ending public smoking

It is a shame that a PPP member voted against the passage of the Bill, while the rest of his peers on that side of the House abstained. Whatever flaws they claim the Bill has, the ban on public smoking is a huge step forward, and anyone interested in the
Stabroek News (gy)
added Aug 3, 2017 09:27
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco bill targeting dangers of second-hand smoke -public discussion hears

Guyana’s proposed Tobacco Control legislation does not seek to ban the sale of cigarettes nor criminalise smokers but aims to protect the population from the ravages of second-hand smoke and the ensuing health costs. This was one of several messages
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jul 21, 2017 15:29
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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] Where is the enforcement of the no-smoking zones?

as smokers continue to make a mockery of the ban, Dr Fenton Ferguson...told The Gleaner on Tuesday that it was now a police matter to execute the law and has called for greater enforcement and public education on the control measures, which he described a
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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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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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] What the People Say About... Tobacco use in public places

This week on what the people say we asked the man/woman in the street about the smoking of tobacco products in public places and whether tariffs should be increased on cigarettes. Saline Jahoor, Sales Personnel
Stabroek News (gy)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:07
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[Guyana, South America/Caribbean] Wife gets nine months for smuggling cigarettes to Dataram

Boodnarine, the common-law wife of convicted drug trafficker Barry Dataram, was today sentenced to nine months in prison for smuggling prohibited items to him. Boodnarine, 21, a mother of two, who was recently released from prison after being found not gu
Stabroek News (gy)
added May 11, 2017 19:42
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[South America/Caribbean] Compliance with Uruguay’s single presentation requirement [FREE FULL TEXT]

Overall, compliance with Uruguay’s single presentation requirement was good. In addition to the current restrictions, future single presentation requirements could expand to include packs in more than one stick count and packaging type.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 17, 2017 22:22
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