Exposure to secondhand smoke causes death and diseases such as heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases and cancer.
Countries in the Caribbean are taking action to protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke. Many already have laws in place to prevent smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces.
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IT'S THE LAW
Five Caribbean countries already have laws in place to ban smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces.
IT'S YOUR RIGHT
You have the right to enjoy a café, restaurant, club or any other enclosed public place, smoke-free.
TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Exposure to secondhand smoke leads to serious health problems and even death.
FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
The Caribbean has one of the highest rates of youth smoking in the Americas.
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE SMOKING IN AN ENCLOSED PUBLIC SPACE, SPEAK UP AND ALERT MANAGEMENT
The Smoke-free Caribbean campaign was developed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with Ministries of Health and the youth themselves. It aims to ensure that youth are aware of the laws in place to protect their health, and are empowered to speak out when they see someone smoking in areas where it has been prohibited.