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[Africa, South Africa] DEAN: OPEN LETTER: Trademark ban on cigarette packaging defies constitution

You have in effect declared war on trademarks, especially logos, as being tools or weapons of evil intent and effect...How prohibiting the use of the logo version of Marlboro will decrease the incidence of smoking simply
Business Day (za)
added Aug 25, 2014 18:26

[Africa, Kenya] We don't smoke, we're Kisiis

only 7.9 per cent of the population in Nyanza smokes, compared to 30 percent of men in central Kenya. In Kisii villages, the number of smokers is countable....religious denominations in Kisii County is the Seventh Day Adventist that follows a very conser
The Standard (ke)
added Aug 17, 2014 06:48

[Africa] Tobacco curing eats up Zimbabwe’s forests

the Forestry Commission says 20 percent of the 330,000 hectares of natural forest lost annually (the Commission's 2005 figures) was cut for firewood to cure tobacco. The deforestation rate was particularly high during the height of the land reform progr (uk)
added Aug 4, 2014 10:54

[Africa, Uganda] Farmers back Tobacco Control Bill

Presenting their petition to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament on Thursday, Tobacco farmers representing people from Kanungu, Hoima and West Nile districts said the law will 'protect both farmers and non-farmers from the negative side effects of tobac
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:38


Nigeria lags behind set targets to control world tobacco use in a treaty it signed onto in 2005. There are also claims that the tobacco industry is undermining efforts at legislative and control to reduce its use. The Framework Convention of Tobacco Contr
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jul 8, 2014 13:09

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco growers want say in decision-making processes

International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) says the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) should not exclude tobacco growers in key decisions-making processes as the body fights the proposed ban on the grow
Newsday (zw)
added Jul 4, 2014 13:36

[Africa, South Africa] E-cigarette probe urged by experts

More than 120 public health and medical professionals and authorities from 31 countries, including South Africa, have added their names to a letter urging the World Health Organisation (WHO) to investigate the effects of e-cigarettes.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 23, 2014 09:54

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $122 million

THE country has generated $122,6 million from 29.1 million kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco since the beginning of the year, statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show. The golden leaf has been exported at an average price of
Chronicle (zw)
added Jun 20, 2014 04:36

[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: World No Tobacco Day

It is in the youth that the crisis of expectations is at the highest and the disappointment and frustrations will be most heavily felt. It is the youth whose morals are put at greatest risk as they resort to alcohol, tobacco and other forms of drug abus
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added May 30, 2014 06:16

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Farming as Modern Slavery

When THISDAY asked Sangobode about his financial challenges, he was quick to say that the money gotten from tobacco is not enough but because he lacked alternatives, he had to farm and added that he does not want to steal. Asked to state how the farmers
This Day (ng)
added May 12, 2014 20:23
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