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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not protected b
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:59
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[South Africa] Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: activists

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday. But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate monitoring
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:08
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[South Africa] Africa’s a tobacco target, but public health leaders are fighting back

A new “Tobacco Atlas” was launched Thursday at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, and it shows the continued trend in the tobacco industry to target vulnerable populations in Africa. Co-authored by American Cancer Society (ACS) and
Africa Times
added Mar 9, 2018 15:00
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ sets tobacco cash ceiling

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe set a $300 daily cash payment ceiling for tobacco growers this season with balances paid electronically in a move expected to improve settlement efficiency. Last year, farmers were allowed to withdraw as much as $1 000 cash p
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 8, 2018 23:07
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[Africa, South Africa] E-cigarettes don't help you quit smoking and are actually harmful: experts

Gravely told the World Conference on Tobacco or Health that the trend of “vaping” has risen exponentially globally over the years, even though it comes with substantial health risks. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has found that “whil
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, South Africa] CASTRO/DAIN: Now's the time to turn tide on avoidable diseases

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and big tobacco, big food and big soda sharper than in South Africa; then on the African continent. Let’s consider some of the facts: Nearly a quarter of males in Africa smoke.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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[South Africa] Secretariat of UN tobacco treaty launches Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and African Tobacco Industry Monitoring

Secretariat launched the Economics of Tobacco Control Project on tobacco taxation and the elimination of illicit trade of tobacco products, housed at Cape Town University. It also launched the Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Resea
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:25
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[South Africa] Health experts condemn tobacco industry’s tactics against control in Africa

Global health experts and ambassadors have condemned tobacco industry’s attempt to indulge more people, especially the young and vulnerable in Africa, to their products, which have been known to cause terminal diseases over the years. They have, therefo
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:20
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[Africa, South Africa] SA must stop youth smoking - minister

Africa has been identified as a growth market for tobacco companies as anti-tobacco measures in wealthier countries are resulting in declining cigarette sales, according to World Health Organisation director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Tedros
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:14
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[Africa, South Africa] NGO: Govt blowing smoke with new tobacco laws

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s promise of much stricter legislation on tobacco will degrade tobacco consumers to third-class citizens in public places, according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF).
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:13
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