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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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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco Control Bill at advanced stage

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill will finally be tabled in the 2018-2019 Parliament.... With the law in place, as the Bill intends, it is meant to protect people from devastating consequences of tobacco use. Smokers will no longer smoke their cigar
Mmegi (bw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:25
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[Africa, South Africa] 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations announced at conference close

We call on governments to unite with civil society to stop tobacco industry interference and accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC using a whole of government approach. We urge governments, scientists, research entities, foundations, and civil socie
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:36
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[Africa, South Africa] Rise in deaths in women from second-hand smoking

Nearly 600000 women died in 2016, more than double the number of men during the same period, said the Atlas,... A recent South African study of two communities in the Western Cape found that over a third of the pregnant women in Mbekweni township - 200 o
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:31
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[Africa, South Africa] Report says tobacco kills 5 700 in Malawi: Calls to ratify control treaty keep on growing

Ghebreyesus warned that WHO will not watch the tobacco industry interfering with control efforts to undermine public health Emma Wanyonyi, Director at the Kenyan based, International Institute for Legal Affairs says that Malawi’s policy makers need to m
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:05
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco kills 5, 700 in Malawi yearly—Global atlas report

The launch of the tobacco atlas by the US health think-tanks was one of the major highlights of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Conference underway in Cape Town, South Africa, which has brought together almost 2 000 people from about experts fro
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:02
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[Africa, South Africa] Secondhand smoking kills more women than men

Nearly 600 000 women died from secondhand smoke-related deaths in 2016, more than double the number of men during the same period Picture: File Twice as many women die of exposure to second-hand smoke as men, according to the global Tobacco Atlas launche
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 14:50
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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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