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[Africa, South Africa] MERWE: WHO has eschewed transparency in its fight against tobacco

Who should be more equipped to discuss pragmatic solutions concerning agriculture than tobacco farmers... For every other legal industry across the globe, it is inconceivable to think that workable and enforceable guidelines governing a sector should be d
Business Day (za)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:14
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Supreme Court reprieve for Mliswa

The bank sued Mliswa over a $2 million debt emanating from loans advanced to the politician’s tobacco company to buy the crop in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The commercial bank claims it lent Mliswa’s Saltlakes Holdings money to buy tobacco from farmers
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 22, 2016 11:11
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[Africa, South Africa] THEATRE REVIEW: Tobacco and the Harmful Effects Thereof

It is a joyous moment when everything comes together perfectly in theatre – the production, the performers, the script.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:23
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[Africa, South Africa] FIRST ON EWN: ALLEGED GLOBAL ESPIONAGE IN SA’S TOBACCO INDUSTRY EXPOSED

Eyewitness News has exclusively obtained a sworn statement in which British American Tobacco (BAT) and Forensic Security Services (FSS) are accused of an unlawful campaign to discredit BAT’s competitors. An excerpt from an affidavit has exposed a smou
Eyewitness News (za)
added Feb 16, 2016 12:37
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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