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[South Africa] Tobacco 'epidemic' in Africa fuelled by fewer filters

Many African countries with poor tobacco controls are an attractive destination for cigarette companies, according to a study on trends in the supply and demand of cigarettes by the University of Cape Town’s Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ETCP).
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 15, 2018 04:03
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[Africa] AFRO region mulls tobacco industry interference and transparency of COP8 delegations

Speaking at the event in Lomé, Togo, FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson explained that Africa is important in tobacco control for many reasons: “It is nearly the only region in the world where we can still hope to prevent the tobacco use epidemic in
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Sep 14, 2018 02:57
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[Africa, Nigeria] Beverly Osu Defends “Nun” Pictures: Reverend Fathers And Sisters Smoke

replied to critics of her recent pictures where she poses as a nun. In some of the pictures, she wears a nun outfit and holds a cigarette in her hand. According to her, the church has not established smoking as a sin and advises critics to focus on othe
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Sep 12, 2018 14:06
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[Africa] How Nigeria’s online stores flout country’s tobacco control law

Checks by PREMIUM TIMES showed that these online retailers not only market products like cigarettes and shisha, they do not have mechanisms to ensure prospective buyers are aged 18 and above, a flagrant violation of the National Tobacco Control Act. The
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 12, 2018 14:00
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[Africa, South Africa] HUMAN: Tobacco kills, but nicotine is a lifesaver

the Bill folds these nicotine products into the tobacco category, and subjecting the category to an advertising ban, display ban, plain packaging, graphic warnings and smoke-free laws. This will amount to a de facto ban, block the fire exit and millions o
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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[Africa] MAGERO: DO TAX INCREASES ON TOBACCO HURT THE POOR ?

There are other strategies which may be more effective and fairer. One of those solutions is to make a less harmful alternatives available, such as electronic cigarettes or Swedish snus. E-cigarettes deliver the nicotine smokers are addicted to and simul
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added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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[Africa, Asia-pacific, Europe, South Africa] WILCOX: The world must unite against Big Tobacco’s 21st century colonialism

Now, as participants to the FCTC prepare for their eighth biannual summit in Geneva...The wealthy Western states need to put Big Tobacco in its place, and prove to the developing world that they can tame the cigarette industry through concerted, unified a
Africa Times
added Sep 9, 2018 20:46
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[Africa, South Africa] #ChildSafetyMonth If you’re pregnant and vaping - you may want to reconsider

“We don’t know absolutely everything, but nicotine is a substance that affects the vascular system and a baby is dependent on the placenta, the so called afterbirth, in which all the blood comes through blood vessels. And I would think we need to be very
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Sep 5, 2018 01:44
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[Africa, South Africa] To vape or not to vape?

The popularity of e-cigarettes is increasing rapidly in South Africa, with “a proliferation of vape stores in shopping malls and places where young people congregate”, Kalideen says. The industry is clearly targeting young people by introducing flavours
News24 (za)
added Sep 5, 2018 01:28
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[Africa, Uganda] Ndyanabangi: Anti-tobacco crusader succumbs to cancer

Sheila Ndyanabangi will be remembered as one of the few women on the continent who fearlessly defended the cause of a tobacco-free Africa.... She was a strong advocate of anti-smoking among Ugandans and in all her messages, she detested the consumption o
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Aug 31, 2018 01:23
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