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[Africa, South Africa] Foundation fired up by 'racist' proposed tobacco bill

Advocacy group the Free Market Foundation believes government’s new proposed tobacco bill is racist and anti-transformative. .. If the bill is passed in parliament it will bring a ban to all public smoking‚ including already designated areas found in res
Times LIVE (za)
added May 4, 2018 17:09
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[Africa, South Africa] PROVISIONS IN PROPOSED TOBACCO BILL WILL INCREASE ILLICIT TRADE, SAYS INSTITUTE

The proposal includes a full ban on smoking in public places and increasing the distance of no-smoking perimeters around buildings, among other things...The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa says provisions in the proposed Tobacco Bill will increase t
Eyewitness News (za)
added May 4, 2018 16:57
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[Africa, South Africa] SA loses big as smuggling accounts for 23% of cigarettes smoked

In a report entitled Illicit Tobacco Trade in South Africa, released in March 2018, Japan Tobacco says this is because of the illicit industry’s high profit margins due to the non-payment of taxes, relative ease of production and movement and low detecti
News24 (za)
added May 5, 2018 19:30
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[Africa, South Africa] SA restaurateurs support the #smokingban

The results of a University of Cape Town (UCT) study shows that the #smokingban has the support of local restaurant owners and managers The study, which canvassed views in South Africa’s restaurant industry, was published by the South African Medical Jo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added May 3, 2018 17:53
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[Africa, Kenya] Supreme Court asked to throw out smoking rules

Two cigarette manufacturing firms yesterday asked the Supreme Court to throw out the Tobacco Control Regulations of 2014, arguing that they were introduced arbitrarily. British American Tobacco (BAT) and Mastermind Tobacco Kenya told five Supreme Court
Daily Nation (ke)
added May 1, 2018 19:04
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[Africa, South Africa] CABINET APPROVES NEW TOBACCO BILL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The new bill is intended to replace the 1993 Tobacco Control Act... “It addresses key areas relating to indoor public areas, display of tobacco products at point of sea, use of electronic devices and the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco product
Eyewitness News (za)
added Apr 26, 2018 18:51
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco curing decimating forests

Government has threatened to repossess land from resettled farmers who continue to use vast quantities of wood to cure their tobacco, contributing to deforestation and defying calls to use coal
The Daily News (zw)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:26
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming in Zim: A bitter harvest

Human Rights Watch found that work in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe poses significant risks to children’s health and safety, consistent with our findings in Kazakhstan, the United States, and Indonesia. Children working on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe are exp
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:25
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[Africa, Rwanda] Cigarette prices to return to normal next week

Prices of cigarettes in Rwanda have doubled following a shortage...due to tax stamps. In an email to The New Times, BAT Kenya’s Simukai Munjanganja...explained the shortage.
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:52
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[Africa, Nigeria] OJO: Why The New Excise Duty On Tobacco Should Stay

Last month’s call by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) that the federal government halt the proposed hike in the excise duty on tobacco products... tobacco transnationals like the British America Tobacco Nigeria (BATN), Philip Morris Nigeria
Leadership (ng)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:35
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