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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] World health body gives Ja thumbs up on smoking ban

The World Health Federation (WHF) has congratulated Jamaica on what it says is the long-awaited Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations which bans smoking in public spaces. The regulation took effect on Monday.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:33
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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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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Ministry Open to Dialogue on Tobacco Regulations

Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry remains open to facilitating dialogue and “reasonable” suggestions from stakeholders regarding the newly implemented Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. The regulations, which stipula
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:24
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] National Council on Drug Abuse backs smoking ban

has put its full support behind the Government's ban on smoking in public places, which will take effect today.
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 01:08
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[South America/Caribbean] Jamaica adopts smoking ban in public places

People caught lighting up in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces now face hefty penalties in Jamaica. The new law also prohibits smoking in outdoor public spots such as bus stops and open-air sports stadiums.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 15, 2013 17:42
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Lebanese Night Smoking!

Last Saturday night, Mystic India, Friends for Education (FFE), and DJ Irie Latino transformed the courtyard of the Whitter Village in Ironshore, along the Rose Hall corridor, into a middle eastern oasis. Private cabanas, smoking hookahs and Jamaican be
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 14, 2013 11:03
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[South America/Caribbean] Cigarette Smuggling in Costa Rica on the Rise

imagine that a shipping container completely filled with packs of smuggled cigarettes enters Costa Rica every two weeks, with the caveat that the government and the people do not enjoy revenue from the taxes imposed on these products by the Tobacco Contro
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Jul 7, 2013 21:14
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] LETTER: What exactly is a public space?

I do not wish to oppose what is essentially a good law. However, as a smoker, I would like a precise definition of what is deemed a public space. Should I be smoking on the street, which is owned by Government, would I be smoking in a public space and c
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 14:57
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