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[Africa, Rwanda] Kenya launches guidelines to reduce domestic tobacco use

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Julius Korir said the deaths due to tobacco use in the country have been steadily increasing hence the need to establish tobacco control measures such as offering dependence treatment and cessation services.
Coastweek (ke)
added Jun 2, 2017 18:01
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[Africa, Ghana] Ministry of Health outdoors Legislative Instrument on Tobacco control

A legislative Instrument (LI) to control the use of Tobacco in Ghana, has been launched by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service at a ceremony to commemorate the 2017 World No-Tobacco Day in Accra.
ghanabusinessnews.com (gh)
added Jun 2, 2017 03:29
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[Africa] Malawi: WHO Urges Member States to Include Tobacco Control in Their Policies

According to a press statement issued by WHO ahead of the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31 May every year, tobacco kills more than 7.2 million people per year with over 80 percent from low or middle income countries. In the statement, WHO Regional
All-Africa.com
added May 25, 2017 21:01
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[Africa, Lesotho] NO CLEAR PREPARATIONS FOR NO TOBACCO DAY

While Lesotho is engaged in the review and ultimate implementation of the alcohol policy, it is still not clear as to the preparations for World No Tobacco Day commemoration on May 31.
LENA (Lesotho News Agency) (ls)
added May 14, 2017 20:01
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[Africa] Mutharika warns tobacco buyers on prices collusion: Opens Malawi market

“I will be monitoring the selling floors closely to ensure that your so called market prices are more than the protected ones,” Mutharika said. The President emphasised that tobacco farmers need to get better prices for their leaf and there should be n
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Farmers push for tobacco tax reversal

Farmers’ associations have engaged the government to reverse its decision to impose a 10% withholding tax on tobacco farmers without valid tax clearance certificates.
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 7, 2017 16:03
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[Africa, Kenya] Five lobbies oppose proposal to lower tax on plain cigarettes

More than five groups have written to Treasury CS Henry Rotich protesting the proposal to lower taxes on plain cigarettes. If the proposal is implemented, prices of unfiltered cigarettes could decline by 28 per cent, making them more affordable to poor
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:43
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[Africa] BRIEF-British American Tobacco Kenya announces managing director change

* Says resignation of managing director, Keith Gretton to take effect from May 1, 2017
Reuters
added Mar 7, 2017 13:33
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[Africa, Kenya] Tobacco groups want smoking zones upgraded

While reacting yesterday to last Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling that upheld the country’s 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations, civil society organisations championing tobacco laws said the smoking zones in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru do not meet World Heal
MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD. (ke)
added Feb 21, 2017 02:32
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[Africa] The USD20 Million Investment Project in Northern Uganda to be Officially Launched in May 2017 - Founder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of the PanAfrican Tobacco Group, has announced the forthcoming official opening of Meridian Tobacco Company (MTC) factory, together with its farmer development program, and food crop and forestry improvement, scheduled
PR Newswire
added Feb 13, 2017 23:37
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