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Here’s how many South Africans still smoke every day

Smoking has come into sharp focus this past week after department of health director-general, Precious Matsoso, confirmed that new proposals for changes to South Africa’s smoking laws will be presented before the end of March. Among the proposals, a bla
BusinessTech (za)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:10
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[Africa, South Africa, Tanzania] Farmers better off after ditching tobacco growing

FARMERS in Ruvuma Region have significantly improved their livelihood and health after abandoning tobacco growing which trapped them in vicious cycle of poverty and escalate deforestation and adopted more profitable crops...said at the 17th World Confere
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Mar 13, 2018 17:02
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[Africa, South Africa] Ghana to ban Shisha, electronic cigarette by June

Ghana is working to ban the smoking of the wind-pipe tobacco popularly known as Shisha and electronic cigarette by the middle of 2018. This is according to the Principal Research Officer at the Ghana Health Service, Divine Darlington Logo. He revealed
Myjoyonline.com (gh)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:24
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[Africa] Ghana to ban shisha smoking by mid year

Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:04
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO condemns shisha smoking

(WHO) has condemned the smoking of shisha, which has become a hit in Bulawayo’s night spots...The Shisha is also popular amongst suburban youths and has been a common feature at the infamous Vuzu parties held by high school pupils
Nehanda Radio (zw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:03
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[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12
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[Africa, South Africa] Empower communities to fight tobacco industry – WHO

As Africa focuses more on integration into different economic agendas with several investors from across the world, little attention has been paid to the fast advancing tobacco industry. The industry has predominantly shifted its target from developed c
The New Vision (ug)
added Mar 13, 2018 14:54
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Same old problems for tobacco farmers as selling season beckons

Federation for Farmers’ Union chairman Wonder Chabikwa said there was need to carefully handle tobacco farmers’ welfare as they facilitate the inflow of forex into the country. “Every year we have a problem of farmers crying. We must be responsible and
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:14
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[Africa, South Africa] Big tobacco must butt out

There are many who will rail against this, complaining of government interference in their lives. The tobacco industry will accuse government of tampering with job creation. Motsoaledi, though, was having none of that this week: “Are we creating these jo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:17
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco use and illness on rise among women, girls

An estimated 13 million women in 37 sub-Saharan countries use tobacco in various ways, including snuff, which is common in South Africa. Moeti, who was speaking at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, said enforcing existing tobacco control la
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 10, 2018 17:32
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