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T&T Tobacco Companies Blantantly Ignore Tobacco Laws

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Did You Know That Single Cigarette Should Only Be Sold In Wrappers Labeled: "SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH"



In 2009, the Trinidad and Tobago Government passed the Tobacco Control Act of 2009, and in 2013 additional Regulations strengthened the Act.

Ostensibly the regulations were added because a number of studies highlighted per capita rate of  Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Treatment of NCDs has a direct cost investment in the maintenance of health and life. The cost of this destructive habit does not end with the high cost of cigarettes.  Quiting smoking can reduce incidence of potential ailments like heart attack, cancer, strokes.

The purpose of the act was to accomplish the following:
1.Protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke,
2.Prevent smoking by young people,
3.To restrict promotional activities by tobacco manufacturers,
4.Improve public awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, and
5.Ensure that consumers are provided with enoug…