THE EDITOR, Sir:
The world has lost a sterling man, former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a paediatric surgeon known for his anti-smoking campaigns. C. Everett Koop was not afraid to take on Big Tobacco. He won!
So today, I challenge Jamaica to take a brave step and sign legislation that has been waiting so long in the wings to prohibit smoking in public spaces, and enforce that law. I have seen both administrations act in the same manner.
They seem to be afraid to do anything about this.
I have tried to find out from the Ministry of Health the status of the legislation and was disappointed that no one could tell me anything.
I ask you to enact this legislation now in memory of this awesome man.
The Smokefree Action