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[Africa] Botswana to regulate cigarette trade

Botswana plans to introduce a new law that will ensure that cigarettes are sold from licenced premises only, an official revealed Wednesday.Ministry of Health environmental health officer Ephraim Rapalai told APA that the proposed Tobacco Control Bill wa
added Jun 20, 2015 21:49

[Africa] AG’s Office hijacks LI on Tobacco Control as Ghanaians die of secondhand smoke

Independent checks by Spy News Agency however indicates that the draft LI on Ghana’s Tobacco Control Measures is still gathering dust on the shelves of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice. The document which according to our sources has been re (gh)
added Jun 20, 2015 19:44

[Africa, South Africa] Zim’s tobacco industry on the ropes

The tobacco auctioning season on Friday reached Day 68. However, about 20,769 growers who had sold their crop in the 2014 auctioning season have failed to do so this season...TIMB) chief executive officer Andrew Matibiri in an emailed response late Frida
The Citizen (za)
added Jun 15, 2015 08:59

[Poland] Africa: The E-cigarette and its New Challenges

"The Global Forum on Nicotine," an international gathering of researchers, professionals and activists who fight against the harmful effects of tobacco... A tobacco epidemic is evolving in Africa...alternatives such as products labeled "reduced-harmfulnes
added Jun 13, 2015 08:04

[Africa] WHO Urges Nigeria To Rectify Law Against Tobacco

The Coordinator of WHO in Lagos, Dr Sunday Abidoye, made the call in Lagos at an event organised by the UN Information Centre (UNIC), the Nigeria Heart Foundation and the UN Association of Nigeria. The event, jointly organised to commemorate ”World
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:13

[Africa] Zimbabwe sees subdued 2015 tobacco sales

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sector which had been on the resurgence, is currently facing a subdued 2015 auctioning season following reduced deliveries at the country’s three auction floors. The move would translate into reduced revenue flows for the country as th
The Citizen (za)
added Jun 9, 2015 16:57

[Africa, Uganda] Health activists push for Tobacco Control Bill enactment

Health activists have challenged Parliament to fasttrack the passing of the Tobacco Control Bill, arguing that it has been shelved for a long time. Led by the Director General of Health Services Dr. Jane Acheng, the activists argued that the Bill seeks
The New Vision (ug)
added Jun 9, 2015 12:03

[Africa, South Africa] Anti-tobacco advocate says electronic cigarettes are potential life-savers

The SA Government must stop over-regulating e-cigarettes and doctors should recommend them to patients who smoke, says anti-tobacco expert Dr Derek Yach... Speaking at a media lunch hosted by the Electronic-cigarette Association of South Africa (EASA) in
Health 24 (za)
added Jun 9, 2015 01:21

[South Africa] Africa: Interview with Dr Kgosi Letlape - Globlal Forum on Nicotine- June 6, 2015 Warsaw 2015

I would promote an intense education campaign about the alternatives to combustible cigarettes and people need to be educated about the whole spectrum that is available. Because understand that smokeless, snus tobacco has a lower disease profile than com
added Jun 15, 2015 21:26

[Africa] Ghanaian Media sensitized to support fight against Tobacco

A day’s sensitization workshop has been held for some selected Ghanaian journalists in Accra. It was part of activities lined up by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other stakeholders to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D (gh)
added Jun 7, 2015 22:13
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