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The Tobacco Bill for public consultation

Cayman Joins Global Initiative Against Tobacco

Hon Anthony S. Eden OBE, JP. Minister of Health & Human Services

Draft legislation that links Cayman to the worldwide efforts against tobacco’s harmful use is now out for public consultation. The public consultation period ends on the 4th May 2007.  The Bill has emerged from a combination of local and international initiatives: activism, businesses’ voluntary actions, and sustained Government commitment locally; and acceptance internationally, including in the UK, of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty.

The Tobacco Law will help protect the health of our people and our future generations

 Young girls from the Brownies

The ill-effects of tobacco use are well-documented. Tobacco is estimated to kill five million people globally each year. Experts say second-hand smoke can cause more harm to the non smoker than to the smoker. Our law is aimed at protecting public health so the people of these islands can flourish in a healthy environment.

Tell us what you think about the draft legislation

The future of this legislation is dependent on your input and participation. Please read the provisions of the draft Tobacco Bill and fill out the online survey.

Hard copies of the draft Tobacco Bill and the comments sheet are also available at the Public Health Department. 

The Tobacco Bill | Online Survey