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[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

[Africa, Ghana] Revealed: Accra disaster was caused by 'man smoking cigarette'

“One man said that someone was smoking a cigarette which was then dropped on the fuel that had spilled out from the petrol station…,” BBC’s Sammy Darko reported to the International media firm. That, the eye witness implied started burning on the surfac (gh)
added Jun 5, 2015 15:09

[Africa] Ghana petrol station inferno: Accra witnesses questioned

questioned about the cause of a petrol station fire in the capital, Accra, in which some 150 people died... Some young men became angry, denying they caused the fire. One witness suggested that the fire started when a cigarette was dropped, our reporter s
BBC Online
added Jun 5, 2015 15:00

[Africa] Ghana asked to regulate tobacco supply chain

Speaking at the Ghana 2015 International No Tobacco Day event in Accra, Dr Faried called for effective measures for facilitating or obtaining technical assistance and financial support, capacity building and international cooperation in order to achieve
Ghana News Agency (gh)
added Jun 7, 2015 10:30

[Africa] OBARO: Public Smoking Should Be Banned In Nigeria

The popular Nigerian saying “chop alone and die alone” should be applied as far as smoking is concerned. It is morally wrong and socially unfair for some persons to continue “enjoying” smoking while others die as a result of breathing secondhand smoke. H (ng)
added Jun 4, 2015 09:46

[Africa, South Africa] Electronic cigarettes safer than tobacco, says Vitality Institute

VITALITY Institute head Derek Yach on Tuesday urged doctors to promote electronic (e)-cigarettes to their smoking patients, saying they offered a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products. Tobacco products kill six million people a year, accordin
Business Day (za)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:50

[Africa] Ghana urged to ratify protocol on illicit trade in tobacco products

The Ghana Country Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Magda Robalo, Tuesday urged the Ghanaian government to ratify the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. tobacco She also asked the government to take concrete steps (gh)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:19
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