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[Africa] Tobacco the 'silent killer' of HIV patients, say researchers

Medical advances in HIV mean that HIV patients may only lose about five years of life due to HIV. However, if they smoke, they may lose as much as 12 years of life. This means that tobacco use is more than twice as likely to cause death in HIV patients as
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:22
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[Africa] Tunisians get jail terms for eating during Ramadan

A court in northern Tunisia handed one-month jail terms Thursday to four men for eating in public during the Muslim dawn-to-dusk fasting month...The four had been "eating and smoking in a public garden, a provocative act during Ramadan"
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 20:48
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[Africa, Nigeria] AGWU/SUCCESS: Tobacco: Whiff of death on a stick

The delay in the implementation of this law is still exposing our youths to the dangers of tobacco use as the manufacturers and importers freely flood the country with their products without restriction or control by the government. The world celebrated
Daily Sun (ng)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:30
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[Africa] Tanzania to formulate law to control tobacco related diseases

The government of Tanzania said on Wednesday plans were afoot to formulate and implement a law aimed at controlling tobacco related diseases in the east African nation. Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, said the legislation will aim at controlling to
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 1, 2017 02:34
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[Africa, Kenya] Free medical aid for smokers who are trying to quit

About 50 per cent of Kenya’s estimated three million smokers are struggling to kick the deadly habit, the Health ministry says. Health PS Julius Korir yesterday urged smokers to seek free medical help, instead of trying to stop the habit on their own. “
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:26
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[Africa] Enforcing laws against tobacco use in Nigeria

Despite all these laws and decrees, Nigerians still smoke at public places and there is not yet any court convictions and sentencing to deter the practice. Advocates say Nigeria still operates a 23-year-old tobacco control decree because the failed Nati
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:13
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[Senegal] Smoking: Africa Fights Back

"This is clearly the goal: Africans younger than 25 years of age represent a market of 700 million people," says Oumar Ndao. Recognizing the threat, the Senegalese government took action, voting in 2014 for anti-smoking legislation that is among the stri
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
added Jun 2, 2017 21:40
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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Law amendment critical

Several civil organisations, united under the banner of tobacco control are calling on the National Department of Health to finalise amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act. In a joint statement released this morning, the National Council Against
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2017 20:50
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[Africa] Rwanda moves to toughen anti-smoking measures

Rwandan health authorities are working to tighten anti-smoking measures in a bid to reduce health risks, said the ministry of health. Rwanda on Wednesday joined the rest of the world to mark "World No Tobacco Day" with a major focus on implementing strong
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 1, 2017 01:34
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[Africa, Nigeria] World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking

The Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called on the federal government to implement effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D
Premium Times (ng)
added Jun 1, 2017 01:33
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