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31 May
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Not so! JCTC refutes Carreras’s claim that cigarette excise is responsible for illicit trade

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) notes with interest recent statements by board members of Jamaica's main tobacco company who assert that...
31 May
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Citrus cigarettes leave a sour taste in the mouth of the JCTC

Dear Editor, It is with great concern that the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) notes Carreras Limited's plan to launch islandwide an upgraded...
31 May
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Ban e-cigs and vaping!

Dear Editor, The vision of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is for a tobacco-free Jamaica. Our mission is to denormalise the consumption of...
31 May
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Tobacco Use Worsens Coronavirus

THE EDITOR, Madam: As Jamaicans come to terms with the unfolding realities of the global health crisis which is the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the...
31 May
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Dr Aggrey Irons | COVID Is No Joke, It Gets Worse With Smoke

THIS YEAR marks 15 years since Jamaica acceded in 2005 to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the only global...
31 May
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Life Is Too Precious To Go Up In Smoke – Lung Cancer Awareness Month Highlights The Importance Of Prevention, Early Detection

Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer in both men and women, and is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The World Health Organization...
31 May
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Protecting Our Children from Marketing of Unhealthy Foods

Our children are our future. Indeed, they are our presents, little gifts that we want to take care of. But with national statistics indicating that one in...
31 May
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Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Jamaica

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary...
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