The Tobacco Bill for public consultation
Cayman Joins Global Initiative Against Tobacco
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
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
Hard copies of the draft Tobacco Bill and the comments sheet are also available at the Public Health Department.