On Monday May 30th in celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2022 a webinar entitled A Smoke-Free Caribbean: A Win/Win for Health and the Environment and jointly hosted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), the Caribbean Public Health Law Forum (CPHLF) and the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Law and Health Research Unit (LHRU) took place to support CARICOM countries in achieving the goal of A 100% Smoke-Free-Caribbean by 2022.
The webinar also provided a platform for the launch of six new resources to encourage the implementation of smoke free legislation in the Caribbean.
The objectives of A Smoke-Free Caribbean: A Win/Win for Health and the Environment webinar were:
- To provide an update on the status of smoke-free legislation globally and within CARICOM, and to map the (legal) environment for the implementation and enforcement of such policies/legislation.
- To outline the benefits of smoke-free policies to the environment.
- To launch the following six (6) HCC/PAHO/UWI Tobacco Control Publications as a contribution to the acceleration of member state action towards A Smoke-free Caribbean.
Publications Launch Video
Intersectoral Policy Briefs
Country Case Studies
- To remind CARICOM leadership of their 2017 commitments to a Smoke-Free Caribbean and to discuss and agree on strategic actions to advance the enactment, implementation and enforcement of smoke-free legislation and policies in the Caribbean.
PAHO Webinar Press Release view/download.
President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
Programme Manager Health Sector Development Unit, CARICOM Secretariat
Technical Advisor on Tobacco Control for the Americas at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Consultant, NCDs and Mental Health, PAHO/WHO Subregional Programme Office
Senior Legal Advisor, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)
Deputy Dean Faculty of Law and Head Law and Health Research Unit, UWI Cave Hill; HCC Policy Advisor
Tobacco Control Focal Point, Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs; Deputy Director of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat
Tobacco Control Policy Advisor for HCC and the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC); Regional Tobacco Control Advocate and Champion
Founder and Managing Director EarthMedic/Earth Nurse
Youth Tobacco Activist, Healthy Caribbean Youth (HCY)
Member of the Antigua and Barbuda Tobacco Free Initiative; President Breast Friends Antigua
Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
A Smoke-Free Caribbean: A Win/Win for Health and the Environment, took place on Monday May 30, 2022.