Tesla’s full year results fail to meet expectations, with deliveries down due to delays

first_img whatsapp Tesla’s full year results fail to meet expectations, with deliveries down due to delays whatsapp  Tesla’s full year results are likely to reverse investor confidence.The figuresDuring the three months to 31 December 2014, Tesla Motors delivered 9,834 cars to clients – lower than the 11,200 deliveries analysts hoped for and expected. Similarly, the 31,655 cars delivered during the full year to 31 December failed to meet the expected 33,000. Still, the number was an increase on the 22,500 deliveries in 2013.  When it comes to the long-awaited Model X vehicle, Tesla said it entered 2015 with 20,000 reservations, but still none of these have turned into actual deliveries. Shipping of the product is due to begin in six months, according to the latest update. The luxury car manufacturer said the main cause of the worse-than-expected results was production delays, which forced some deliveries to take place in January this year instead.  That was not all, however. In a statement released this evening, the company said:  “While we were able to recover the lost production by end of the quarter, delivering those cars was physically impossible due to a combination of customers being on vacation, severe winter weather and shipping problems (with actual ships).”Why it’s interestingThe fact that Tesla was unable to meet its estimated 33,000 deliveries seems even worse when you consider that it had already been brought down from 35,000 in November. At the time it blamed it on a shortfall in production during the third quarter, which resulted in fewer cars being available for delivery by the end of the year.  Carter Driscoll, senior analyst at boutique investment bank MLV & Co., told Fortune that as long as as the delivery numbers came in at around 32,000, it should be viewed as positive. If they came in at 31,000 or below, the stock would react negatively. The fact that they came in somewhere in between makes it hard to judge the response, but it certainly doesn’t look like it will be too positive. The longer wait for Model X vehicle purchasers will send a negative message about the company’s near prospects, too – originally, the first deliveries of the falcon-winged vehicles were planned for early 2014. The company has pushed back the delivery date several times in the past year.  It has been a troubling few months for Tesla in terms of Asian markets, too – last month, chief executive’s Elon Musk admitted that things weren’t going so well for the business in China. At the International Auto Show in Detroit, he said sales there had been weaker than expected in part due to misconception that charging is difficult in China. “There are communications issues we need to fix,” he said to the audience.  All of this has worked against Tesla in terms of its share price – since the start of 2015, shares have been some way off 2014 peak of $291 (£191).What Tesla saidIn a statement released by Musk this evening, he said the market problems experienced in China so far had not diminished his long-term confidence in the region: Despite initial challenges in China, we remain convinced of the vast potential of this market and are concentrating our efforts on the cities we are in currently, before launching into new cities. Our China initiatives include simplifying the buying process there by having Tesla personnel install charging points at customer homes or businesses well before vehicle delivery.  He also remained optimistic about the year ahead for Tesla, predicting that vehicle deliveries will grow by 70 per cent over the course of 2015.  Sarah Spickernell Wednesday 11 February 2015 6:16 pm Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndo Share Tags: Tesla Motorslast_img read more

Three numbers that sum up the VW scandal

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A doctor without health insurance? What could go wrong?

first_img @jkwillettmd Related: An outrageous hospital charge: I paid $710 for an hour of babysitting Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. You’re probably wondering why I didn’t simply see a doctor. I’m a bit reluctant to admit it, but I didn’t have health insurance. That’s right — I was a doctor without health insurance. Leave this field empty if you’re human: Later, hospital bill in hand, the explanation became easier.The bill for my emergency department visit totaled $10,282.34. I had asked that intravenous medications be changed to oral medications when possible because they are less expensive, and refused some additional tests and medications. This kind of insider information, which most people don’t have, helped me keep costs to a minimum — though I was shocked to see a $10,000 bill.The author’s bill for emergency treatment of pneumonia. Courtesy Jessica K. WillettConsider a single-income family in the U.S. I pick that category because about 1 in 4 children in our country are currently being raised by a single parent, and that number is rising. The average median income for a single-income family is about $35,000. If that parent or caregiver gets sick and needs medical care, how will she or he pay a bill that could be one-third or more of the family’s total annual income? That’s a powerful reason to wait. Earlier in the fall, in the transition from one job to the next, my insurance had lapsed. When I was prompted to sign up for insurance with my new employer, I was told that it wouldn’t go into effect until open enrollment on Jan. 1. I didn’t question that. I was healthy. A few months without insurance would be fine.advertisement A colleague suggested I get covered under what’s commonly called COBRA. But I was flabbergasted by the cost, especially on top of student loan payments and living expenses. I then looked at Covered California, my state’s exchange for Affordable Care Act insurance plans, and was equally dismayed. Knowing my almost pristine health history, I opted to forgo insurance and instead pay the individual mandate penalty, which was a fraction of the cost of coverage.In other words, here I was talking myself out of going to the doctor — even though I was starting to lean in that direction — because I knew that a hospital bill without insurance would be more than I could handle.I’m not an anomaly. Many Americans do this every day.You can probably guess how my story unfolded. When I finally couldn’t put it off any longer, and was barely able to get out of bed, I ended up in the emergency department I work in. A colleague, looking at my chest X-ray showing extensive pneumonia, asked why I waited so long to see a doctor. In tears, I tried to explain. Privacy Policy First OpinionA doctor without health insurance? What could go wrong? center_img Please enter a valid email address. About the Author Reprints Trending Now: Tags insurancepatientsphysicians “It’s probably nothing.” That’s what I said to myself not long ago when I started feeling lousy. I should know, since I’m a physician. But I learned the hard way that those “nothings” can get serious fast — and without health insurance, the bill can be astronomical.Just after Thanksgiving last year, it occurred to me that I was more tired than usual. I chalked it up to working a long string of shifts in the emergency department at the hospital. “I never get sick!” I told myself, and upped my caffeine intake.About a week later, I started spiking fevers, and my appetite dwindled. Something was wrong but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I convinced myself it was just a virus and would pass with time and rest. But I felt worse over the following week, not better. I continued to convince myself that it, whatever “it” was, would fade away on its own. I thought of the cost of a doctor’s visit, blood tests, imaging, and the rest, then took another Tylenol and went back to bed.advertisement By Jessica K. Willett March 7, 2018 Reprints Jessica K. Willett We talk about improving access to health care through health literacy, education, and outreach. These things matter. But until we address the cost of health care, a huge barrier to care will remain. Medicine is tightly intertwined with social factors, which affect both physicians and patients — and sometimes, both at the same time.My story isn’t unique. I now have health insurance, which is a relief to me if similar circumstances arise in the future. Yet I know that many of my patients — and perhaps many of my colleagues — aren’t so lucky. Although I was previously aware of the many social circumstances affecting my patients’ access to care and the circumstances contributing to their overall health, I’m now able to relate to it on a more personal level. Now when I ask the question, “Why did you wait so long to see a doctor?” I can also say, “Yes, I absolutely understand why.”Jessica K. Willett, M.D., is an emergency physician who works in Northern California. Adobelast_img read more

SEC could allow testimonials, endorsements in advisor advertising

first_imghand holding a megaphone samuraitop/123RF James Langton Keywords Soft-dollar commissions,  Investment researchCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission European unbundling reforms could have significant impact Related news “The advertising and solicitation rules provide important protections when advisors seek to attract clients and investors, yet neither rule has changed significantly since its adoption several decades ago,” noted Jay Clayton, chair of the SEC.“The reforms we have proposed today are designed to address market developments and to improve the quality of information available to investors, enabling them to make more informed choices,” he added.The proposals are out for a 60-day comment period.Separately, the SEC announced it will take another couple of years to consider the impact of Europe’s new rules on paying for equity research, which aim to eliminate the use of “soft dollars.”The SEC issued an extension of a no-action letter that it introduced in 2017 to assist firms in complying with Europe’s reforms, known as MiFID II, when it comes to paying for research.The SEC’s relief was set to expire in 2020, but has been extended until July 2023.The no-action relief from the chief counsel’s office in the SEC’s division of investment management said that SEC staff will not take enforcement action against broker-dealers that accept payments for their research either in actual dollars, or through accounts subject to MiFID II.The original no-action letter was intended to give both the SEC and the investment industry “time to better understand the evolution of business practices after the implementation of MiFID II.”Payments for research practices have evolved, but “challenges remain,” the SEC said in its latest letter, adding that the supply and demand for research also continues to evolve.As a result, the SEC decided to take more time to determine whether U.S. regulatory action is appropriate.“Today’s extension of the staff’s no-action letter is an important step in our continued efforts to address changes in the market for research payments driven by MiFID II with an eye toward preserving investor access to research to the maximum extent possible,” said Clayton.Clayton said the extension will allow SEC staff to continue monitoring the impact of the MiFID II rules. Research unbundling hasn’t hurt small company coverage: ESMA Unbundling rules pay off for investors, FCA review finds The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amendments to modernize its rules for investment advisor advertising to reflect changing industry practices and technology.Among other things, the proposed changes would replace the existing prohibitions with principles-based measures. Further, they would allow the use of testimonials, endorsements and third-party ratings, subject to certain conditions, in advertising. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

‘Allow Children Their Innocence and Childhood’…Children’s Advocate Pleads

first_img‘Allow Children Their Innocence and Childhood’…Children’s Advocate Pleads National SecurityFebruary 16, 2009 Related‘Allow Children Their Innocence and Childhood’…Children’s Advocate Pleads FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Children’s Advocate, Mary Clarke, in an impassioned and emotional plea this afternoon (Feb 13), called on members of the broadcast, music and entertainment business, to clean up the music business to allow children to enjoy their childhood and their innocence.Mrs. Clarke was addressing members of the music and entertainment industry, at a special meeting called by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, this morning at Jamaica House, to discuss concerns about the negative messages being portrayed through the music .“I want you to visualise what you want the children of this land to become and how you want them to behave, and to bear in mind that they live what they learn. They look to you as role models. They take what you say as gospel, perhaps more even more so than the church”, Mrs. Clarke pleaded.Endorsing an earlier statement by Education Minister Andrew Holness, that the first action must be to protect our children as they do not have a frame of reference to analyse information that relates to obscenity and profanity, Mrs. Clarke reminded the culture agents that children lived what they learn.“Our children are imitators and are unable to sift through the negative messages being imparted through the music, so if you tell them about ‘daggering’, that is what they will imitate, without even understanding what they are doing”, she said.Mrs. Clarke disclosed that debate is now underway on a Child’s Pornographic Bill and that members of the public should take an interest and scrutinise to what extent it will take into account concerns about the issues, as they relate to protecting our children. She said it is also the responsibility of citizens to get a copy of the draft bill so that they could have an input in the recommendations to be made in the interest of protecting our children.Mrs. Clarke welcomed the move by Prime Minister Golding, to call the meeting and for the interest demonstrated by the Minister of Culture, Olivia ‘ Babsy’ Grange. in bringing together the movers and shakers in the industry to discuss the issues of concern. Related‘Allow Children Their Innocence and Childhood’…Children’s Advocate Pleadscenter_img Related‘Allow Children Their Innocence and Childhood’…Children’s Advocate Pleads Advertisementslast_img read more

News Roundup: A tub-towing Porsche, a belated Bronco reveal and more

first_imgWelcome to our weekly roundup of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Above you’ll find our video roundup highlighting the top news stories selected by our news editors, and below are our most popular stories overall.Here’s what you missed while you were away. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The helmet stopped much of the force, but Duhamel still needed medical help. Duhamel didn’t see the car’s plates, but did identify it as a Nissan 300Z with a unique matte black paint. Hopefully the tip helps authorities bring the dumdum(s) to justice.   PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca SHARE STORY RELATED TAGSFlexNew VehiclesFlexcenter_img Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Police ticket Porsche towing hot tubPolice in Woodstock, Ontario responded to multiple calls regarding a precarious load being towed down the highway. This is what they found when they showed up: a 54-year-old man pulling a full-size hot tub on a homemade wooden cart with two dolly wheels — behind his Porsche! The cops snapped a pic of the wooden contraption hooked to the back of the 1990s Porsche 968, which they shared to their Facebook page, and then gave its inventor a careless driving ticket. It’d almost be impressive if it weren’t so dangerous. The Bronco reveal has been delayed; here are some grainy photos in the meantimeFord has pushed back the reveal of the 2021 Bronco from July 9 to July 13, likely because it realized last-minute that July 9 was the same date as O.J. Simpson’s birthday. Bit of an oopsie, but the show will go on some four days later. Meanwhile, some drone-flying fan spotted a troupe of the new off-roaders out in the sand, including one of the two-door models sans camo. Ooh la la! Click here to see the close up—it’s grainy, but still one of the best looks we’ve had. Watch: VW buyer flips new car before getting it off the dealer lothttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=yeHnUzXOpQc&feature=emb_logoIt takes approximately 10 seconds for the owner of this new Volkswagen Polo to go from turning it on for the first time to flipping it on its roof for the first time. Shot at a Volkswagen dealer somewhere in India, the video shows the new owner receiving a round of applause as they steer out of the parking spot. The clapping stops as the person smacks the car into another parked vehicle before colliding with the front gate and flipping over. This has got to be some sort of record. Hopefully it stands for a long time. German dad accidentally orders 28 Tesla Model 3sThe future of automotive sales may be online, but the system isn’t flawless quite yet. One man in Germany exposed a sizeable glitch on Tesla’s website, for example, when he accidentally submitted an order for a new Model 3 — 28 times!Reddit user Balloon Man tells the tale of his father completing a Model 3 Autopilot purchase only to see a static screen. So he clicked again, and again, and again, 27 more times. When the website finally caught up with dad’s happy clicker finger, it served him with a confirmation for 28 cars worth $2,149,945, with a non-refundable 100-euro deposit for each. Upon hearing about the mistake, Tesla cancelled the orders and refunded the deposits, though. Famed Canadian motorcycle racer Duhamel shot in head with BB gun while cycling in NevadaChampion Canadian motorcycle racer Miguel Duhamel was out on his daily bicycle ride through Nevada’s gorgeous Red Rock Canyon recently when he was struck in the back of the helmet with an object shot from a passing vehicle. “A car came behind me like they always do,” Duhamel, who is one of if not the most successful Canadian motorcycle racer ever, told KVVU-TV, “but this one came up and I heard a shot, like air disperse. It went pow!” last_img read more

Local CU-Boulder Students Receive Jacob Van Ek Award

first_img Published: May 20, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Nine undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award. The recipients were honored this month for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university and Boulder communities. The faculty members the students named as mentors also were recognized. The award was established in 1973 to honor Jacob Van Ek, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder from 1929 to 1959. Van Ek died in 1994 at the age of 97. Following is a list of this year’s Jacob Van Ek Award recipients, their majors and faculty mentors. Each student also received a $400 award. COLORADO Boulder: Anna Koclanes, English and women’s studies, mentor Cathy Comstock of the Farrand Residential Academic Program. Cascade: Lorelei Rutledge, communication and English, mentor Associate Professor Bryan Taylor of communication. Colorado Springs: Chad Eicher, economics, mentor Professor James Palmer, director of the Conference on World Affairs. Denver: Anthony Edwards, biochemistry and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, mentor Associate Professor Tin Tin Su of MCD Biology. Englewood: Kari Trotsky, humanities, mentor Cathy Comstock of the Farrand Residential Academic Program. Greenwood Village: Gabriel Gelman, political science, mentor Senior Instructor Thad Tecza of political science. Littleton: Bobbie Jo Wessels, political science, mentor Vincent McGuire of the Farrand Residential Academic Program. MISSOURI Blue Springs: Melissa Hamline, distributed studies, mentor Professor Mark Winey of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. WASHINGTON Issaquah: Hannah Kirby, integrative physiology, mentor Lecturer J.T. Young of sociology.last_img read more

Hiranandani Hospital procures Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty

first_imgHiranandani Hospital procures Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty A Fortis Network Hospitalasthma controlasthmaticsbronchial thermoplastyHiranandani HospitalVashi Share Post bronchial thermoplasty procedure, one may have fewer asthma attacks, fewer episodes of hospitalisation, and fewer ‘zero’ productivity daysThe estimated prevalence of asthma in the adult Indian population is 2 per cent, and about 1-2 million Indian adults are estimated to suffer from severe asthma. To address the needs of this huge patient base, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital announced the procurement of The Alair System to conduct bronchial thermoplasty. Dr Prashant Chhajed, HOD-Respiratory Medicine and Interventional Pulmonologist along with Sandeep Guduru, Facility Director, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, hosted the inauguration.Patients with severe asthma undergo comprehensive screening, to identify and treat modifiable factors responsible for poor asthma control. Subsequently, such patients undergo bronchial thermoplasty which uses radio-frequency controlled energy to shrink the bronchial muscles, to improve asthma control. This procedure is performed through a bronchoscope which is inserted through the nose or the oral route, in three separate sessions, two to three weeks apart. Excess airway muscle tissue is targeted with mild heat, through The Alair System. After one undergoes bronchial thermoplasty, inhalers and other medicines may still be needed, but the dosage and usage requirement can reduce. Post procedure, one may have fewer asthma attacks, fewer episodes of hospitalisation, and fewer ‘zero’ productivity days.Talking about the acquisition and how severe asthmatics will benefit from this procedure, Dr Chhajed said, “Asthma is a leading public health concern, majority of the patients with asthma are able to control their symptoms with medications. However, some patients continue to have severe symptoms despite being on proper medications. Bronchial thermoplasty, in such cases, will help adult patients have better control of their asthma.”Guduru said “We are happy to be Western India’s first to have procured the bronchial thermoplasty system that will aid patients with severe asthma and are proud that we are adding another first as an organisation. This revolutionary procedure can be conducted on adults, and as reports suggest, has proven to be beneficial worldwide.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on July 22, 2019 Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Add Commentlast_img read more

Tax Administration Seeks to Increase Compliance

first_imgTax Administration Seeks to Increase Compliance Finance & Public ServiceJune 5, 2013Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) will be embarking on a behaviour change campaign aimed at getting more Jamaicans to pay their taxes.Communications Officer at TAJ, Leighton Beckles, made the disclosure to JIS News during a recent interview. The aim is to increase compliance through moral suasion.“What we intend to do is embark on a campaign, where we are winning the hearts and minds, changing the opinions and views of persons about taxes and re-creating a tax culture,” he told JIS News.“We want to show taxpayers that there are so many different ways that their taxes work for them. For those who are already on board, we will make it easy and we will always be committed to making it easier for those, who pay,” he stated.As part of the strategy, the TAJ will be widening and improving its method of contact, including expanding its social media footprint and strengthening its online access portals.Mr. Beckles acknowledged that changing the tax culture in Jamaica will not happen overnight, and will require “gently getting into the psyche and sub-consciousness of Jamaicans, who want to get information.”“We would love to get them to understand how their taxes work for them. Everything is underpinned by the paying of taxes and how taxes are collected, so it is important that everyone plays their part and pays their fair share,” he stated.For further information, persons may contact the TAJ Customer Care Centre at 1-888-Tax-Help (829- 4357) or visit the TAJ offices at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Building (4th Floor) at 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10.They can also telephone 922-8746; fax 754-9593; email [email protected]; or visit the TAJ website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.Contact: O. Rodger Hutchinson RelatedIMF Appoints New Rep for Jamaicacenter_img RelatedFinance Minister Reassures RelatedNew Measures for TRN Applicationlast_img read more

National Support for Reduced Tobacco Use Encouraged

first_imgRelatedNBTS/KPH Labour Day Blood Drive Yields 50 Units of Blood Photo: JIS PhotographerVolunteer at the National Council on Drug Abuse, Gail Van-Reid (right), educates students from Long Road Primary School, Kwesi-Ann Wallen (left) and Janell Harrison on the hazards of smoking. They were at the National Schools ‘No Tobacco’ Poster and DJ competition, held at the St. Peter and Paul Church Hall on May 30. National Support for Reduced Tobacco Use EncouragedJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe nation is, again, being encouraged to support the Government’s campaign aimed at attaining a tobacco-free environment for Jamaica. Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said he is “legally and morally bound” to continue enacting legislation that targets reduced tobacco consumption.Dr. Ferguson said Jamaica remains committed to an “all of government approach” to reduce children’s access to tobacco. The nation is, again, being encouraged to support the Government’s campaign aimed at attaining a tobacco-free environment for Jamaica, and acknowledge the progress made, thus far, to this end.In his message marking Saturday’s (May 31) commemorating of World No Tobacco Day, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said he is “legally and morally bound” to continue enacting legislation, targeting reduced tobacco consumption, consistent with the provisions of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).These provisions, he reminded, include: implementing taxation policies to discourage demand; prohibiting tobacco advertising targeting children; and improving access to cessation services.“So far we have achieved much, in the face of colossal odds; and Jamaica humbly accepts the glowing tributes accorded to us for taking the lead in the way we have promulgated the Public Health Tobacco Control Regulations” he added.Dr. Ferguson said Jamaica remains committed to an “all of government approach” to reduce children’s access to tobacco, and curtailing trade in illicit tobacco products.These goals, he argued, will only be achieved through collaboration among all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), and other stakeholders.Additionally, Dr. Ferguson said this approach will also go a far way in helping to reduce the incidence of premature deaths attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are compounded by tobacco use, by the year 2025.center_img RelatedBenefits from Tobacco Regulations RelatedDental Auxiliaries Conference Concludes in Lucea National Support for Reduced Tobacco Use Encouraged Health & WellnessJune 2, 2014Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges Advertisementslast_img read more