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[Africa, Nigeria] Do What Is Right And Safe For Customers, Fashola Urges Tobacco Company

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday received the management of British American Tobacco Company on a courtesy visit, commending the company’s investment in Nigeria even as he urged the organization to do business with very strong c
Channels Television (ng)
added Sep 17, 2013 11:29

[Africa, South Africa] Alarming new smoking trends among the youth

New studies have revealed an alarming increase in electronic and menthol cigarette smoking among young people. Electronic, or e-cigarrettes, are only available in South Africa with a prescription and a new study from the United States may prove the bene
Health-E (za)
added Sep 14, 2013 08:40

[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco industry gears up for a comeback

Yesterday Ramokgopa told the South African Medical Association’s first national congress that government is concerned about the tobacco industry fighting back. She called on doctors to take a firm stand and help monitor this industry and the effect toba
Eyewitness News (za)
added Sep 1, 2013 03:10

[Africa, Nigeria] Need for Informed Regulation: The Tobacco Industry Example

The Senate in Nigeria seeks to pass the anti-tobacco bill. While it is fine for the Senate to do its job, as electorates, we have a duty to comment on some of the activities as they unfold. Have they carried out their findings to ensure that the slur in (gh)
added Aug 26, 2013 12:41

[Africa, Nigeria] NGO Launches Social Media Campaign against Tobacco

Mrs Hilda Ochefu, the social coordinator, West Africa, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) has called for a strong tobacco control law in Nigeria. This call was made Thursday at the Tobacco Control Nigeria Social Media campaign launch held in Lagos.
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Aug 26, 2013 12:32

[Africa, South Africa] Smoking Habit Should Be Part of Death Records

Recording the smoking habit on death registration forms is of great value, according to a case-control study from South Africa, the first — and to date only — country to follow this practice. In this analysis, published in the August 24 issue of the Lanc
Medical Tribune
added Aug 24, 2013 11:35

[Africa, South Africa] Call for smoking status to be added to the Australian death certificate

A new report published today in the Lancet highlights how a simple yes/no question on smoking on the South African death registration form has led to new understandings around deaths caused by smoking that could be replicated globally. Lead author and c
Cancer Council of New South Wales (au)
added Aug 23, 2013 03:17

[Africa, Nigeria] Group Calls for Collaboration to Control Tobacco Smoking

The Environmental Rights Action (ERA) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called for active collaboration between journalists and the civil rights groups for the control of tobacco smoking in the country. The call was made at a
added Aug 22, 2013 19:35

[Africa, Canada, South Africa] Outdoor smoking is harmful - study

Motsoaledi’s proposed regulation that would ban smoking in outdoor eating areas has been given a boost by a study that has found harmful levels of second-hand smoke in outside smoking areas. The concentration of smoke on bar patios in Montreal, Canada,
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Aug 13, 2013 12:15

[Africa, South Africa] Academic takes aim at cigarette packaging plan

Professor Owen Dean, chairman of Intellectual Property Law at Stellenbosch University, said the compulsory introduction of plain packaging would deprive tobacco companies of the use of property - their trademarks. And if the government went ahead with th
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added May 29, 2013 08:40
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