E-cigarette advertisements in the Caribbean

I was browsing through the Healthy Caribbean Coalition website recently and click on their Tobacco Control section. I’m involved in a research project looking at the effectiveness of cigarette warning labels globally so tobacco control is of increasing interest to me. At the top of HCC’s Tobacco Control page was a “Response to e-cigarette promotion… Read More E-cigarette advertisements in the Caribbean

Tempo Networks turned 10: What happened to its pro-social campaign?

Tempo Television networks turned 10 years in 2015, and one of the early things I remember about the station was their One Love: Badness Outta Style campaign. Badness Outta Style is Tempo’s pro-social campaign to bring attention to violence in Caribbean communities. The campaign included a music video by reggae artist Peter Runks as well as… Read More Tempo Networks turned 10: What happened to its pro-social campaign?

The FDA’s attempt to reach Hip Hop youth through Fresh Empire campaign

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that more than 4 million African American, Hispanic and Asian American youth are open to smoking or are already experimenting with cigarettes. To prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth, the FDA started the anti-tobacco campaign called Fresh Empire at the end of 2015 targeted at this so-called… Read More The FDA’s attempt to reach Hip Hop youth through Fresh Empire campaign

Tobacco Control and Health Promotion in Jamaica

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to contribute a case study to the companion website for Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies 3e, written by Green, Tones, Cross and Woodall. I choose to write about the tobacco control health promotion program in Jamaica. Summary On 15 July 2013 Jamaica’s new Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations entered into… Read More Tobacco Control and Health Promotion in Jamaica