Decline in asthma admissions in Jamaica since imposition of smoking ban

Published: Tue, Nov 5th 2013, 00:00

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces.

The Minister, who was speaking at the official launch of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event on Tuesday, urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban, noting that the country will see the gains in terms having a healthier society. click here for more