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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Why its time for Malawi to quit growing tobacco

Imagine this: You are a farmer in one of the poorest countries of the world. Each year, the price of your harvest falls, but you keep growing the same crop because it is what your mother and, before her, your grandmother farmed. Due to low prices at the
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:59
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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Black market cigarettes make it harder to quit smoking

A University of Cape Town study has found that there was a decline in excise tax revenue from tobacco products. This, the study found, indicated a large increase in the illicit cigarette market. Cigarettes acquired via the illegal market are cheaper, ma
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:58
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[Africa, Uganda] Can tobacco growing pave way for livelihood crops?

WHO Report on status of tobacco production and trade in Africa indicates that crop diversification in the world's top tobacco producers can lower smoking rates in low-income countries, with about ninety percent of tobacco grown within low and middle incom
The New Vision (ug)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:57
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New South African smoking laws will change how – and where – you can smoke at work

On 9 May 2018, the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill was published for public comment. Among other changes the bill plans to introduce two a zero-tolerance policy on in-door smoking in public places, as well as the r
BusinessTech (za)
added May 29, 2018 03:11
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[Africa] Gambia Contribute to the International World No Tobacco Day

The federal government’s Million Hearts® initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. It’s important to know your risk for heart disease and stroke and to take action to reduce that risk. A good place to start is with the ABCS
The Point (for Freedom and Democracy) (gm)
added May 28, 2018 02:44
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco grosses nearly $400m

Tobacco farmers have grossed $398,4 million from 137,3 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 42 days into the 2018 marketing season, a gain of more than $50 million on revenues realised during the same period a year ago. During the same period in
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 27, 2018 15:10
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[Africa] Brussels Declaration: a vehicle for the advancement of tobacco and alcohol industry interests at the science/policy interface? [FREE FULL TEXT]

The Brussels Declaration is a statement of ethics and principles for science and society policymaking...argues for the need to protect science from distortion by vested interests. Yet it appears to be a vehicle for advancing the vested interests of certai
Tobacco Control
added Jun 30, 2018 16:10
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales reach $355 million

The Daily News (zw)
added May 25, 2018 18:08
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] $355,6 million tobacco sold

TOBACCO sales have reached $355,6 million from 123 million kilogrammes delivered at the auction floors since the start of the marketing season on March 21.
Chronicle (zw)
added May 23, 2018 21:44
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[Africa, Nigeria] IYIZOBA: Why a ban on cigarettes should be next

I hope that the ban on smoking and the sale of cigarettes would be next. Tobacco smoking is the single most important source of preventable morbidity in the world. But sadly, not much has been done to combat the scourge. Tobacco kills half of its users
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 17, 2018 16:53
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