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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Insurance companies quit tobacco

RISKY . . . At least 13 insurance companies have pulled out of the tobacco industry citing the high risk associated with the crop,
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:30
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Smoking in South Africa

Tobacco legislation in South Africa is constantly changing, and ignorant smokers may find themselves on the wrong side of the law with fines of up to R100 000. Here is what smokers should know, and the changes they can expect in future.
Health-E (za)
added May 30, 2013 07:08
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[Africa, Zambia] Tobacco industry exploiting local farmers – NGO

THE tobacco industry in Zambia is exploiting local farmers by encouraging them to cultivate the crop and then intentionally keep prices too low for the tobacco companies to make huge profits, says Tobacco Free Association of Zambia
Zambia Daily Nation (zm)
added Aug 1, 2016 14:06
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[Africa] Zimbabwe sees subdued 2015 tobacco sales

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector which had been on the resurgence, is currently facing a subdued 2015 auctioning season following reduced deliveries at the country’s three auction floors. The move would translate into reduced revenue flows for the country as th
The Citizen (za)
added Jun 9, 2015 16:57
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim earns $730m through tobacco exports

TIMB chief executive officer Andrew Matibiri told Business Chronicle last week that this year’s tobacco export volumes were lower than in 2013 due to a recent industrial action at Mashonaland Tobacco Company. “This year’s tobacco export volumes we
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 29, 2014 12:47
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[Africa, Ghana] Expedite the Tobacco Tax Legislation process -Govt. urged

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to reject tobacco industry interferences in developing national Tobacco Tax Policy. “The recent proposal from the Ministry of Fin
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:30
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[Africa, Uganda] Artists launch campaign against tobacco use

The artists with the help of a social enterprise, Text To Change (TTC) have formed a web page dubbed: “Wall of Fame” where MPs, radio personalities, actors and journalists will urge children to desist from tobacco use. “These are the people who the youn
The New Vision (ug)
added Nov 12, 2014 20:55
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[Africa, South Africa] WHO bullying burley tobacco growers

Having failed to reduce the demand for tobacco, the World Health Organisation is directing its attack at "the soft underbelly" of the industry - the growers, says Francois van der Merwe, chairman of the Africa region of the International Tobacco Growers'
BizCommunity.com (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added Jul 25, 2012 22:57
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Healthier than ever

Although the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent years, Egyptians are smoking more than ever. Multinational tobacco companies are competing aggressively for a slice of the market... "Watch Egyptian TV...the characters are smoking Marlboros," say
Zawya.com (ae)
added Feb 24, 2016 18:43
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[Africa, Tanzania] MUSHI: Cigarette Smoking Is Deadly, Can't We Stop It?

The Director General of the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC), Prof Iddi Mkilaha, says that by their own admission, cigarette companies create doubt about the health charge without actually denying it.
All-Africa.com
added Nov 17, 2014 13:02
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