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Businesses get more time to comply with tobacco regulations

Published:Tuesday | July 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Health Ministry has further extended the deadline for businesses to become fully compliant with the tobacco regulations.




The Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson says the cut off point is now August 16.



Ferguson says the extension became necessary because of additional changes to the regulations.



But he did not provide details on the amendments.



Meanwhile, the health minister is warning that the regulations will be strongly enforced.



The government imposed a ban on smoking in public spaces last July.



Among other things, the regulations set guidelines for the packaging and labelling of tobacco products, graphic health warnings, and the advertising of tobacco products.



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