Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tobacco worries - Jamaica in treaty contravention

Tobacco worries - Jamaica in treaty contravention - Lead Stories - Jamaica Gleaner - Sunday | September 18, 2011:

 Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner, chairman of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control, Dr Knox Hagley, predicted that Jamaica faces embarrassment for its nonchalant attitude to tobacco cultivation when it attends the upcoming upcoming United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases scheduled for this month.
Hagley lamented that there is no clear-cut sanction for breaching the treaty, except embarrassment and public outcry.

Hmm,so if someone breeches the treaty all that can happen is they will become the people the UN point at and whisper about behind their backs?
Doesn't sound so bad to me.
If there is a treaty that could hurt your nation's economy and produce fewer and fewer jobs and put more people on government assistance then why in the hell would you sign it?

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