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[Africa, Nigeria] NYSC, CSOs demand full implementation of anti-tobacco laws

“For the NTCA, the signing of the NTC Act on May 25, 2015 provides the legal framework for the protection of present and future generations of Nigerians from the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco use and expos
Daily Trust (ng)
added Aug 11, 2017 18:09
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] ULAMA: Smoking – A social poison

laying down a principle, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had stated that “Your body has a right on you.” It is alarming to note that by abusing their bodies, through wilful smoking, over 3 million people worldwide die from smoking-related causes
Zimbabwe Daily
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco Control Bill shelved

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill was sent back for further amendment...the draft law, whose purpose is to align local tobacco control efforts with the [FCTC], did not go through as planned ...“What they are basically asking for is that the structure
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:57
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[Africa, Zambia] Lack of finances affecting tobacco farmers – TBZ

THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says lack of financial support among tobacco farmers is affecting their potential to grow the crop at full capacity. TBZ tobacco inspector – Southern Region Teddy Chirwa said most farmers are unable to grow the crop, whi
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Africa] Rwanda President’s Lopsided Re-election Is Seen as a Sign of Oppression

The consequences of her intention to challenge Mr. Kagame came quickly...The Rwandan tax agency demanded $6.6 million from her family’s tobacco business for taxes, penalties, fees and interest.
New York Times
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] State to limit tobacco smoking

Government is considering increasing tobacco sales tax in order to minimise cigarette consumption under a broad strategy aimed at reducing cancer cases.
Zimbabwe Situation (zw)
added Aug 6, 2017 15:28
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[Africa, Asia, Zimbabwe] China's investments help least developed countries pursue brighter future

"Chinese investment in agriculture has to a large extent sustained Zimbabwe's tobacco industry through the outgrower scheme operated by Chinese firms. In addition to providing capital for farmers, the outgrower scheme has guaranteed a ready market for Zim
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 4, 2017 17:49
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[Africa] Cameroon: Smoking Remains Dangerous

About 1.1 million people consume tobacco and its products in Cameroon. Although 75,4 per cent have read health warnings against smoking on cigarette packets, only 35,5 per cent have envisaged to stop smoking in spite of risks such as cardiovascular disea
All-Africa.com
added Aug 4, 2017 18:22
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CANCER FOR CASH: Explosive Photo Exposes Big Tobacco’s African Money Drops

BRITISH American Tobacco paid ex-SAS soldiers and gun-totting rebels to protect the secret movement of millions of dollars in cash to fund its operation in east Africa, a whistle-blower has told New Matilda. Paul Hopkins, a former special forces soldier
newmatilda.com (au)
added Aug 3, 2017 15:20
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[Africa] U.K. regulators confirm investigation into BAT bribery allegations

Myers said the group “urges” the U.S. Justice Department “to also investigate the company’s alleged misconduct”as part of its full ownership of Reynolds. Myers used the investigation as another public advocacy moment, saying the allegations are “a remin
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 3, 2017 15:09
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