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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 10 000 new tobacco growers register

Preparations for the 2017-18 tobacco season have started, with over 10 000 new growers registered with the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB)
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 26, 2017 02:16
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Govt urged to fund Tobacco Research Board

GOVERNMENT is failing to fund the Tobacco Research Board (TRB) despite it being a key institution necessary to turn around the fortunes of the economy.... TRB had managed to produce tobacco seed varieties for the local and export market, and Kutsaga was n
Newsday (zw)
added Jun 27, 2017 00:16
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[Africa] Zambia loses $100 million from tobacco

MINISTER of Agriculture Dora Siliya says the country is likely to lose about US$100 million in export earnings due to the drastic reduction in tobacco production from 45 million kilogrammes in 2013 to 22 million kilogrammes in 2017.
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:13
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[Africa, Nigeria] Implement Anti-Tobacco Laws Yourself, FG Charged

National Tobacco Control Act, NTCA, (2015). The Act, Ayodele explained, is a customised version of the [FCTC]...He argued that “the passage and signing of the NTCA presents a far-reaching step to ensure a balanced way to address whatever concerns remain
This Day (ng)
added Jun 22, 2017 17:38
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco rakes in $470 million

Zimbabwe has earned $470 million from the sale of 161 million kilogrammes of tobacco since the 2017 selling season opened on March 15 this year, statistics that the industry regulator released show.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 22, 2017 14:13
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Prevalence and correlates of smoking among people living with HIV in South Africa

As long-term HIV care continues to improve, more people living with HIV (PLWH) will die of diseases, including tuberculosis, for which smoking plays an important causal role. The prevalence of smoking is markedly higher among PLWH in high-resource settin
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 21, 2017 18:06
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[Africa, Mauritius] Developing countries urged to display large graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging

The Minister also briefed participants on the status of Mauritius as regards the implementation of Article 11 of the WHO FCTC. Since passing of relevant legislation in 2009, all cigarettes packages sold in Mauritius should bear one of the eight prescribe
Mauritius Government Online Centre (mu)
added Jun 20, 2017 18:46
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[Africa, Nigeria] Remember, there is a national tobacco law

There seems to be a national amnesia about the existence of a tobacco control law in Nigeria. This is despite the fact that the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) was enacted only in 2015. The law provides a legal framework for the production, importati
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 29, 2017 05:23
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[Africa, Botswana] BOIMA: Smoking…Is it that cool after all?

In this article, we explore reasons why someone might pick up that first cigarette. Peer pressure – most young people will smoke because their friends or peers smoke. They may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted as part of the group. The oth
Weekend Post (bw)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:15
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[Africa, Nigeria] Federal Government launches 2 anti-tobacco ads

These adverts are aimed at raising awareness concerning lung cancer and health risk for second-hand smokers. The first advert states that 10% of the six million annual tobacco-related deaths are those of people who do not directly smoke a cigarette or us
Pulse.ng (ng)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:13
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