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[Africa] 24% of Egyptians are smokers: MOH

Even more worryingly, 12 percent of the smokers are under 15 years old, Kandil added. Ministry of Health signed a protocol with Consumer Protection Agency to support smoking-give up activities and to reduce the rate of smoking tobacco, Health Ministry 
Cairo Post (eg)
added Aug 6, 2015 01:09
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[Africa, South Africa] 'Quit smoking, start vaping and save your life'

BURNING QUESTION: The Electronic-Cigarette Association of SA has erected a billboard...overlooking the N1 highway in Johannesburg with the phrase: "E-Cigarettes Save Lives." The line is from an article in the UK's Spectator magazine by Dr Derek Yach, a
Times LIVE (za)
added Aug 4, 2015 11:45
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[Africa, Kenya] Health minister defends strict tobacco rules in battle with manufacturer

Health secretary James Macharia has termed the introduction of a levy on cigarette manufacturers to regulate the tobacco industry as justified. Mr Macharia says in court documents that the fee is reasonable and does not constitute violation of rights to
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Aug 4, 2015 09:39
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South Africa: Like Inhaling Smoke? Ride Metrorail.

A complete disregard for the no-smoking notices and rules on Metrorail trains and at stations by many commuters poses a daily health hazard to thousands of their fellow travelers. And Metrorail appears powerless to enforce the law.
All-Africa.com
added Aug 3, 2015 21:06
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[Africa] Wild Uganda Chimpanzees Using Clay as Food

Destruction of local palm trees may have driven chimpanzees in Uganda's Budongo Forest to eat clay...Raffia trees are being killed by local tobacco farmers, who strip the trees of leaves for use in curing and drying tobacco.
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2015 15:46
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[Africa] Malawi's forests going up in smoke as tobacco industry takes heavy toll

Malawi is reliant on tobacco for 60% of foreign earnings, but while demand is falling the cost of environmental damage caused by the industry is rising
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:07
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[Africa] Uganda Sets Powerful Example with Comprehensive Tobacco Control Law / Strong smoke-free provisions enacted over industry objections

Uganda’s law sets a powerful example for Africa, which has traditionally lower rates of tobacco use and has been targeted by the tobacco industry as a major growth market.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:35
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[Africa, South Africa] Reynolds may give BAT second wind

BRITISH American Tobacco’s sizeable stake in the enlarged Reynolds American group promises to deliver increased returns for the second-largest cigarette maker, which on Wednesday posted slower first-half sales amid declining cigarette volumes.
Business Day (za)
added Jul 30, 2015 06:58
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $322m

ZIMBABWE has so far realised $322 million from 59 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported to different parts of the world since January compared to 45,8 million kg sold in the same period last year.
Chronicle (zw)
added Jul 30, 2015 04:16
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[Africa, Uganda] Anti-tobacco bill passed

Should President Museveni assent to the bill, it will set the bar higher for both the tobacco industry and smokers. Among other things, the bill establishes the tobacco control committee, and imposes a responsibility on a person consuming tobacco product
The Observer (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 07:09
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