Jamaica World No Tobacco Day

Photo and report credit: K. Morrish Cooke, Heart Foundation of Jamaica/Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control


A rainy start to the day did not dampen spirits or activities planned for WNTD in Jamaica.

There were two main activities. One was an outside broadcast addressing tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS). Representatives from the National Council on Drug Abuse, the Jamaica Cancer Society, the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and the Ministry of Health participated. There was also a National Forum on TAPS entitled Stop Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Save our Youth. Stakeholders including the Ministry of Health participated, along with two students who were part of a panel discussion on the topic.

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