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HCC - Jamaica: More Tobacco despite FCTC

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Going against trends in most of the rest of the world, especially among countries committed to implementing to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Jamaica is increasing tobacco production.

It is not just that the department of agriculture has decided to stimulate tobacco leaf growing, but recent events suggest a larger and more sinister trend.

The most striking illustration of how little the Jamaican government seems to understand the tobacco problem and what the FCTC is all about is a notorious collaboration with Carreras Limited, local subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT), on a youth education programme. 

Read the full article here: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/20/4/253.full