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[Africa, South Africa] Big tobacco under fire / Alleged tax evasion, use of spies, bugging and money laundering cited.

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) yesterday accused big tobacco companies of tax evasion, rogue spies, bugging and surveillance, and money laundering among other “corrupt practices”. Fita is comprised of Benson Craig (Pty) Limited t/
The Citizen (za)
added Feb 5, 2016 19:11

[Africa] WHO worried by high rate of schoolchildren smoking in Zimbabwe

says there has been a sharp increase in smoking by school-age children in Zimbabwe, despite the illegality of selling tobacco products to children. The findings are part of WHO’s Global Youths Tobacco Survey, released Wednesday. Sebastian Mhofu reports fr
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 28, 2016 20:09

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers undergo training

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) is training farmers to grade the crop as it seeks to acquaint them with market requirements and procedures ahead of the 2016 selling season
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 18, 2015 20:32

[Africa, Nigeria] Kano to enact law on public smoking

Kano State governor Dr. Abdullahi Unar Ganduje yesterday vowed to enact law banning public smoking in the state. The governor, who stated this when he visit victims of Sabon Gari market fire disaster, said the law became necessary in order to prevent inc
Daily Trust (ng)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:35

[Africa, Kenya] Tobacco board lauds BAT bribery expose, cites control hurdles

The BBC's expose on claims of bribery at BAT has confirmed suspicions of unethical activities, the Tobacco Control Board chairman has said. Peter Odhiambo lauded the network's Panorama programme for investigating the allegations against British American
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:33

[UK] BBC Investigation: British American Tobacco Bribed Government Officials in Africa to Undermine Life-Saving Measures

The vast majority of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries like those featured in the BBC investigation. As the BBC broadcast stated, “BAT bribes undermined a United Nations campaign to save lives.”
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 2, 2015 07:50

[Africa, Zimbabwe] EDITORIAL COMMENT: Tobacco debunks myth of land reform failure

that this country has emerged as the biggest producer of tobacco in Africa and is rated fifth in the world is no mean feat, but rather an achievement that sends a clear message that this economy is on the right track and is not a write off as brandished i
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 11, 2015 21:18

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mliswa’s Saltlakes, Bak lock horns over tobacco

The High Court has begun hearing the case in which a company owned by Mr Temba Mliswa--Saltlakes Holdings--is being sued for $94 272 by Bak Storage (Pvt) Ltd over unpaid storage fees for bales of tobacco that were stored at the company’s warehouse
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 3, 2015 17:11

[Africa, South Africa] LOUW: Nicotine nazis hate one thing: pleasure

The post-1970s anti-smoker phenomenon has had four phases. At first, the tobacco industry’s view was that it takes two to tango, so it ignored the assault on consumer rights, hoping it would dissipate. When that failed, it declared war on health claims,
Business Day (za)
added Oct 14, 2015 15:02

[Africa, Egypt, Mid-east] Al-Bawaba Shaabola suffers a heart attack caused by heavy smoking!

Controversial Egyptian folk singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim, famously nicknamed Shaabola, ain't afraid of no one, not even ISIS...That's why, having suffered a heart attack ten days ago - thanks to the cancer sticks he insists on smoking - wasn't going to keep
Al (jo)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:16
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