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Publications

Browse through our knowledge base of papers, surveys, fact sheets and other publications on substance abuse in Jamaica.

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Glossary

Become acquainted with terms and words related to substance abuse within Jamaica and the rest of the world with our glossary.

wntd-2012World No Tobacco Day is May 31.

The National Council on Drug Abuse joins with the World Health Organization (WHO), Heart Foundation Jamaica and the Ministry of Health to celebrate WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY.

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY is celebrated each year on May 31 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and for advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

The theme for the international celebrations this year is "TOBBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERNACE 'to expose and counter the tobacco industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.

According to WHO, tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.

In Jamaica, prevalence of tobacco use among students in Grades 7-10 has increased from 37% in 2006 to 44% in 2010. The data show that the percentage of increase in prevalence of smoking is higher among females. The National Council on Drug Abuse therefore also focusing our prevention and awareness efforts for this day on females. Locally we will be emphasizing the danger of smoking on Women.

Our theme: 2 Smart 2 Start = Drug Free 4 Life

There will be several events held across the island co- ordinated by the staff and advocates of the Drug Abuse Secretariat.

Monday, 04 August 2014 16:52

Take 5: Listen & Share

Monday, 23 June 2014 17:50

NCDA moves to address substance abuse in schools - Jamaica Observer Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014 17:40

Tobacco Use Rising Among Jamaican Adolescents!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:31

 We have just completed a National Youth Survey.  What we found may surprise you!                

Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:00

  Do We Have a Drug Problem?   Community Perceptions of Substance Misuse in Jamaica

Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:07

Smoke Free Spaces... Healthy PlacesIn commemoration of internationally celebrated World No Tobacco Day, this year, the NCDA will co-ordinate a signature drive campaign encouraging persons to say...

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:52

The Agency found pleasure in celebrating the leaders that inspired, influenced and impacted the area of substance misuse in Jamaica in a profound and lasting manner. The celebration was held on...

Thursday, 07 November 2013 01:59

Friday - November 1  Final Day for Applications for the Youth Lifestyle Leader Award Sunday - November 3 National Church Service St. Ann New Testament

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:18

Friday, 23 August 2013 02:37

 Are you ready to ready to send your kids back to school?  In the preparation of bags and books and uniforms, remember to prepare them to resist drug use.  That means you have some...

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:19

The National Council on Drug Abuse and its partners organized a celebration of July 15 as the day ban against smoking in public places came into effect. 

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:57

READ Junior : Making a Difference in the Nations' Children  

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:37

   Jamaica Observes World Drug Day 2013.  International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:04

   A new high....

Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:47

The Jamaican War Against Drugs.       In our own backyard we have been engaged in our own war to stop the illicit trafficking and drug abuse. Drug production and...

Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:01

June 26 is International Day Aganist Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 03:05

Is the TOBACCO Industry MANIPULATING YOU? Ban Tobacco Advertizing, Promotion and Sponsorship  

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:08

World No Tobacco Day   31 May 2013

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