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Inmate Complains About Smoking Ban In Prison

Inmate Complains About Smoking Ban In Prison

An inmate complained to the Ombudsman’s office about the smoking ban in prison, however the office declined to act on the complaint, noting that the smoking ban had been implemented nearly seven years before the inmate lodged the complaint. This is according to the recently released Ombudsman report which said, “An inmate wrote to our Office... Read more of this article

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

BF&M and Open Airways have revealed that Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking program will once again be making a stop in Bermuda, with the seminar to take place on January 7. The program promises to help participants to quit smoking with “no will power, no withdrawal, and no weight gain.” A spokesperson said, “Over the past 30 years... Read more of this article

Tobacco Act: New Smoking Ban Now In Effect

Tobacco Act: New Smoking Ban Now In Effect

Effective August 1st, there is a ban on smoking — including e-cigarettes — both inside and anywhere outside certain government premises, including health care facilities, residential care facilities, educational, daycare and preschool facilities, plus the bus and ferry terminals. A Health Ministry spokesperson said, “On 31 July, 2016... Read more of this article

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

No Smoking On BHB Grounds Effective August 1

“No smoking will be allowed anywhere on the grounds of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital or the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre,” the BHB said, as “starting Monday 1 August 2016 it will be an offence to smoke anywhere on these properties.” “The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] is collaborating with the Ministry of Health... Read more of this article

BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

Cigarette smoking is a preventable obstacle to good health, and when you quit smoking, you significantly reduce your risks of developing a myriad of illnesses, including lung and heart disease. As part of recognizing World Asthma Week, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is reminding the public they offer a programme to help those who want to quit the habit.... Read more of this article

Bermuda Airport Smoking Lounge Closed Down

Bermuda Airport Smoking Lounge Closed Down

The smoking lounge at the airport has been closed effective April 1st, with the Ministry saying the lounge has now “been decommissioned” however “smoking continues to be permitted at designated outdoor areas.” In explaining why it was closed, the Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport told Bernews, “In 2005, legislation... Read more of this article

‘Discuss Solutions To Make Bill More Effective’

‘Discuss Solutions To Make Bill More Effective’

“We applaud the Minister for recognizing the weakness in the policy, and I look forward to meeting with her in the days ahead to discuss amendments and solutions that will make this bill more effective,” Shadow Minister of Health and Community Affairs Michael Weeks said today. Mr Weeks statement follows after the debate in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Government Delays Tobacco Control Legislation

Government Delays Tobacco Control Legislation

Following an extensive debate in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 4], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said she would “rise and report” on the Tobacco Control Act 2015, which means the legislation will be delayed. The Bill seeks to make a number of changes including, but not limited to, prohibiting the sale... Read more of this article

NMAC Offering Smoking Cessation Program

NMAC Offering Smoking Cessation Program

Smokers in Bermuda have now been provided with a “cost-effective, quick, supportive and highly successful avenue” to quit smoking, with the Anne Penman Laser Smoking Cessation program available at Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Center [NMAC]. Under the direction of Anne Penman, Dr. Kyjuan Brown, NMAC Medical Director, and Alexander Dill,... Read more of this article

Health Ministry Statement: Tobacco Control Act

Health Ministry Statement: Tobacco Control Act

The Tobacco Control Act 2015 is intended to make smoking less available and attractive to children the Ministry said, with the Minister of Health, Seniors and Health, Jeanne Atherden saying that “Bermuda is years behind other jurisdictions” when it comes to implementing obligations to the World Health Organization [WHO] Framework Convention... Read more of this article

‘STEPS To A Well Bermuda’ Tobacco Fact Sheet

‘STEPS To A Well Bermuda’ Tobacco Fact Sheet

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment released the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Tobacco Fact Sheet highlighting tobacco use in Bermuda. Last week, Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, Jeanne Atherden announced the release of the STEPS Fact Sheet to be followed by a series of Fact Sheets on health related issues such as tobacco use, alcohol... Read more of this article

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

BF&M and Open Airways have revealed that Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking program will once again be making a stop in Bermuda, with the seminar to take place on January 25, 2015 from 1.00pm through 7.00pm at the BF&M Insurance Building at 112 Pitts Bay Road in Pembroke. The program promises to help participants to quit smoking with “no... Read more of this article

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Anti-Smoking Program To Visit Bermuda Again

Bermudian cigarette smokers, like their counterparts around the world, are often wanting to quit the expensive and unhealthy habit for a variety of reasons, and an upcoming visit to the island by the team behind the Easyway to Stop Smoking program will present a unique opportunity to quit for good. Over the past 30 years, an estimated 10 million people... Read more of this article