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[Africa, Rwanda] WHO calls for heavy taxes on tobacco products

The east African Community (EAC) governments should increase taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking. According to the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa, taxes on tobacco products are low in East Africa, which makes it easy for many people to
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:16
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[Africa] Zambia loses $100 million from tobacco

MINISTER of Agriculture Dora Siliya says the country is likely to lose about US$100 million in export earnings due to the drastic reduction in tobacco production from 45 million kilogrammes in 2013 to 22 million kilogrammes in 2017.
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:13
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: Day 1 Tobacco Sales Rake in U.S.$423 000

East African Business News (EABizInfo.Com)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:46
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[Africa] Botswana to regulate cigarette trade

Botswana plans to introduce a new law that will ensure that cigarettes are sold from licenced premises only, an official revealed Wednesday.Ministry of Health environmental health officer Ephraim Rapalai told APA that the proposed Tobacco Control Bill wa
StarAfrica
added Jun 20, 2015 21:49
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers use banned chemicals

Tobacco farmers are defying a government directive by using banned chemicals in the production of the golden leaf, an official has said.
The Zimbabwean (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:08
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $196m

Statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board show that the latest figures are six times higher than $36 million realised in the same period last year from 10,5 million kg of the golden leaf.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 18, 2015 10:17
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[Africa, Namibia] British American Tobacco bemoans increased tobacco taxes

On World No Tobacco Day, British American Tobacco (BAT) called on governments across Southern Africa to carefully consider the unintended consequences of increased taxes on tobacco products with the intention of reducing tobacco consumption.
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added Jun 2, 2014 14:08
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Big Tobacco in bed with SA law enforcement agencies

An amaBhungane investigation into the R5-billion-a-year illicit tobacco industry can reveal how two major multinational companies used their considerable resources to influence South African state security agencies to protect their commercial interests.
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Mar 20, 2014 14:31
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[Rwanda] Africans discuss tobacco control policy

Health specialists from around Africa are discussing policy coordination for tobacco control in a three-day workshop held in Kigali organized by the World Health Organization and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).
The Rwanda Focus (rw)
added Oct 18, 2013 08:25
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[Africa] Nigeria's 10th Leading Tobacco Market Globally —BAT

Nigeria is one of the biggest 10 tobacco markets in the world, says the Managing Director, British American Tobacco, Mr. Keith Gretton. The Federal Government of Nigeria also rakes in N15 billion as tax annually from the BAT, its Managing Director added
P.M. News Nigeria (ng)
added Sep 17, 2013 11:44
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