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[Africa, South Africa] ‘Pariah’ Yach told to stay away from global tobacco conference

The attendance section of the 17th World Conference of “Tobacco or Health” website expressly forbids access to anyone associated with the new foundation or any tobacco company. In an unusually blunt statement, the WHO condemned the new foundation, sayin
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 7, 2018 16:01
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[Africa, South Africa] Experts, policy makers head to Cape Town to battle 'Big Tobacco'

Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers are convening this week in Cape Town to confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from Ma
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:49
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[Africa, South Africa] CITY OF TSHWANE ANNOUNCES NEW SMOKING POLICY

The City of Tshwane says it will crack the whip on anyone found to be contravening its new smoking policy. Mayor Solly Msimanga announced a ban on smoking within 5 metres of a municipal building in the city. This has been met with resistance from smoker
Eyewitness News (za)
added Mar 3, 2018 00:46
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[Africa, South Africa] Msimanga to enforce City of Tshwane's smoking ban

Mayor Solly Msimanga ...was announcing his decision to dust off the anti-smoking report approved by council in 2012 and enforce it to prohibit smoking in all municipal buildings. Anybody caught transgressing the policy would be slapped with a fine, rangi
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 3, 2018 00:47
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[Africa, Kenya] Public smokers to be arrested in crackdown on tobacco use

Meru county has announced plans to arrest people smoking in public. Health executive Eunice Kobia yesterday said the move is part of the county's resolve to regulate tobacco use. "At least one in every five men use tobacco. It is sad that smoking is pa
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:49
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[Africa, Kenya] Migori threatens to kick out tobacco firms for failing to pay farmers

The Migori County Government has threatened to kick out tobacco companies that have consistently failed to pay farmers in time. Agriculture Executive Valentine Ogongo said the county administration “will not sit back and watch farmers suffer every year
Daily Nation (ke)
added Feb 25, 2018 17:05
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[Africa, Nigeria] GARBA: Yes, Senate On Point With Tobacco Resolution

it is coming at a time in our history when the major players in the tobacco business have succeeded in inducting a very sizeable population of our kids into smoking with their sights set on getting more to begin the toxic journey that ends in life-long ad
Leadership (ng)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:31
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[Africa, UK] Investors fail to see through the gloom as BAT claims record sales

British American Tobaccco hailed a record year after its buyout of Reynolds American but investors chose to focus on falling volumes and sent the shares almost 5 per cent lower. Although the maker of Dunhill and Lucky Strike reported a 3.2 per cent incr
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 22, 2018 18:57
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[Africa, Kenya] WANYONYI / KIDIYA: Wiping out illicit tobacco trade

the ITP will enter into force and become binding on the 90th day following the 40th ratification by parties to the FCTC. As of February 1, Togo became the 34th country to ratify and so far, only six more countries are needed. Thereafter, parties will beg
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 21, 2018 01:25
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[Africa] Tax increases a threat to our business in Kenya, says BAT

“We would encourage the government to have a much more stable tax environment so that their revenues can be more predictable and we can have a more predictable operating environment,” BAT Kenya managing director Beverly Spencer-Obatoyinbo said at a media
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Feb 20, 2018 20:37
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