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Tobacco Control Press Releases


NEW Caricom readies its labeling of tobbaco products standard. Public health officials have, therefore, advanced the regulation of tobacco products as a useful measure to mitigate against the harmful effects of tobacco use and to protect individuals from the dangers of exposure to second hand tobacco smoke. Click to link to details.....


US Court blocks graphic cigarette warning images more.....

World No Tobacco Day 2010 - Theme: Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women. The World Health Organization (WHO) selects "Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women" as the theme for the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on 31 May 2010. more.....

What happens after you quit smoking - Within 20 Minutes... Your body begins to heal itself! - Blood pressures drops - Pulse rate drops to normal - Body temperature of hand and feet increases to normal more.....

How to counter tobacco industry myths - Anticipate the opposition. Even though effective smoke-free laws are popular, policy makers and the public must be prepared to respond to the many, often-used arguments aimed at stopping their passage and implementation. more..... (PDF Document)

The Tobacco Problem - Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever face and the leading preventable cause of death in the USA, tobacco Fact Sheet. more..... (PDF Document)

Second hand smoke is just as bad as the real thing!  The Heart Foundation of Jamaica "Smoking Kills" Leaflet more..... (PDF Document)

A graphic picture of what happens to a smokers body more..... (PDF Document)

See what's hiding inside a cigarette!!! ammonia, arsenic, carbon monoxide, methanol  more..... (PDF Document)

11th March 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Government News - Health Minister warns: Fatty and salty foods bad for you. Of the CNCDs, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes are the leading causes of illness and premature death in the Caribbean today. The picture is similar for Trinidad and Tobago. CNCDs have been responsible for four of the five leading causes of death in our country over the last two decades and heart disease, cancers, diabetes and strokes account for 60% of the total causes of death in our country. more..... (PDF document)

27th July 2009 - WHAT is causing the delay with the legislation to ban smoking in public places in Barbados? That is the question being posed by the Project Officer for Tobacco Control at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Wayne Hunte. Hunte expressed disappointment to the Barbados Advocate that after several promises and even the legislation being drafted, no concrete position had yet been taken on the matter and he is calling on the authorities to say what is causing the delay and preventing it from being presented in Parliament. more.....

Stake Holders of the Caribbean Graphic Health Project and it's civil society partners are asking the regional Governments and the Government of Barbados to guard against the Tobacco Industry's interference in public health policies addressing tobacco production. more.....

October 14th - 16th - Mexico City - 2nd SRNT IAHF Latin American Conference on Tobacco Control - From science to policy: progress in tobacco control in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are pleased to announce this conference , which aims to bring together tobacco control scientists, treatment specialists, and policy advocates in the region, to learn from the latest science and from each other, to strengthen research and encourage policy change and implementation of tobacco control measures throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. (more.....)

Media Training Workshop - 30th March 2009 - “Stemming the Tide of Disability, Disease and Death Caused by Tobacco” - Goal: Building partnership with the media to help secure better tobacco control policies in Barbados. (more.....)

To the Prime Minister of Barbados with utmost respect: time to act is NOW - By Wayne Hunte Project Officer –Tobacco Control , Caribbean Graphic Health Warning Project (Barbados), Funded by the Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. (more.....)

Count me in... I am perennially fascinated by the phenomenon that policies, which other jurisdictions find so easy to implement, nearly always seem to encounter some impediment when they arise for consideration in Barbados. (more.....)

PAHO Newsletter October 2008  (more.....)

The Tobacco Death Clock - Today, November 4, just before 11am Geneva time, the tobacco death clock will reach a staggering 40 million tobacco-related deaths since the start of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) negotiations in 1999. (more.....)

ITC - The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (more.....)

PAHO Newsletter June 2008 - spotlight on Tobacco and Cancer (more.....)

FACT SHEET #2 - The Bloomberg Global Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use -The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) (for The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control), the Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society and the Guyana Chest Society have received a grant from the Bloomberg Global Initiative to ensure the implementation of rotating picture-based package warnings on all tobacco products sold in Caribbean countries. This grant will be administered through the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. (more.....)

FACT SHEET #1 - The Bloomberg Global Initiative To Reduce Tobacco - The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) (for The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control), the Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society and the Guyana Chest Society have recently been awarded a grant from the Bloomberg Global Initiative. (more.....)

Nations Conclude Initial Talks on Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Illicit Manufacturing of Tobacco Products as Global Tobacco Epidemic Worsens. Geneva, Switzerland. Official representatives of some 130 countries wrapped up talks in Geneva today on a new treaty, the Illicit Trade Protocol, to curb the smuggling, counterfeiting, and illicit manufacturing of tobacco products. (more.....)

150+ Organizations Worldwide Renew Call on Governments: Take Action to Prevent an Independent Philip Morris International from Worsening the Global Tobacco Pandemic. (more.....)

Nations from the Region of the Americas Collaborate to Save Lives and Reduce Economic Losses by Cracking Down on Illicit Tobacco Trade 4 December 2007 - MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY - Representatives from 35 countries are gathering in Montevideo, Uruguay on December 5, 2007 to work on knowledge-gathering and skill-sharing on the illicit trade of tobacco (more.....)

Letters to Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) (more....) and Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) (more....) with reference to British American Tobacco (BAT) sponsorship. 

Adrian J L Randall, CEO, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados - Presentation at COP2 in Rio September 4, 2007 Introduction - This presentation will focus on as requested “Second-hand smoke and stop smoking campaigns in the English speaking Caribbean – lessons learned and results. (more....)