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[Africa, Cameroon, Senegal] Increased tax on tobacco products will curb smoking- Research

The Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) pleaded Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, for increased taxation of tobacco products in the West African region so as to significantly curb smoking. “In the countries of the ECOWAS area, taxes excluding VAT
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:54
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco bill decrees no smoking in homes

Smokers who puff away in the presence of their domestic workers or gardeners could be fined - or jailed even - if they light up in their own homes. This is one of the provisions in the latest Tobacco Bill which also stipulates that you may not smoke in yo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:53
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[Africa, South Africa] Vaping industry slams 'moralistic' new tobacco bill

Vaping activists say the latest tobacco bill is ignorant and not based on scientific evidence. The vaping industry says it wants to be seen as a partner in South Africa's health agenda because it is less harmful than smoking. The Africa Harm Reduction A
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 9, 2018 15:57
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[Africa] Kenya is making progress in cutting tobacco use, but the going is slow

A smaller proportion of Kenyans are using tobacco products but progress in the past six years has been slow, reveals a Nation Newsplex review of tobacco use data. This is despite the high taxes and laws that ban the sale of loose cigarette sticks and pub
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:58
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[Africa] Brussels Declaration: a vehicle for the advancement of tobacco and alcohol industry interests at the science/policy interface? [FREE FULL TEXT]

The Brussels Declaration is a statement of ethics and principles for science and society policymaking...argues for the need to protect science from distortion by vested interests. Yet it appears to be a vehicle for advancing the vested interests of certai
Tobacco Control
added Jun 30, 2018 16:10
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[Mid-east] EDITORIAL: Stop Rising Tobacco Use in Africa and the Middle East: Editorial

Public health specialists in developed countries have spent decades learning how to fight back — and have saved lives by the millions. Countries in the Middle East and Africa simply need to follow suit.
Bloomberg News
added Jun 28, 2018 03:45
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[Africa, South Africa] HECTOR: Public place smoking ban a disaster for black-owned township businesses

Government’s proposal to ban all indoor smoking, to remove closed off indoor smoking sections, and to introduce outdoor smoking restrictions was designed without any recognition of the reality of township life
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:49
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] Zim to surpass 200m kg tobacco output

China accounted for over 7,8 million kgs valued at US$50,1 million while Indonesia bought 4,6million kgs valued at US$21,4 million. With an estimated 350 million smokers, China has been annually spending over US$200 million on Zimbabwean tobacco, whi
Sunday Mail (zw)
added Jun 17, 2018 08:18
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers gross over $500m

Tobacco farmers have grossed $515,1 million from 177,8 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 52 days into the 2018 marketing season, a gain of more than $95 million on revenues realised during the same period a year ago. During the same period in
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 13, 2018 06:11
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[Africa, Nigeria] OKAFOR: Why tobacco isn’t going away

The bottomline: considering people’s choices, preferences and spending power, tobacco and alcohol aren’t going anywhere soon, and the anti-tobacco fight still has a long way to go in Nigeria. The excise upward review announced by the finance minister Kem
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jun 10, 2018 21:34
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