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[Africa, Nigeria] Intensify public awareness on dangers of tobacco, Consultant urges govt

Jafar, a Medical Consultant, Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, on Saturday urged government at all levels to intensify public awareness on the dangers of tobacco consumption. Jafar made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Nigerian Observer (ng)
added May 30, 2015 15:38

[Africa, Nigeria] 'Over 600, 000 persons die from indirect smoking yearly' - Expert

Jafar made the call in an interview with the NAN in Lokoja on the sidelines of this year’s “World No Tobacco Day 2015 (WNTD).” World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is marked on May 31 of every year to raise awareness on health risks associated with tobacco and to (ng)
added May 30, 2015 15:37

[Africa, Nigeria] Groups say Jonathan’s signing of Tobacco control bill ‘a public health legacy’

The highlights of the Tobacco Control Law include ban of smoking in public places, ban of tobacco advertising sponsorship and promotion, ban of sale of cigarette in single sticks, ban of sale of tobacco products to minors, mandatory warning messages on
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:12

[Africa, Nigeria] Breaking: Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure. The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday. Other bil
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:08

[Africa] VIDEO: Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors

is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according experts.
Voice of America (
added May 27, 2015 16:14

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Sales Surpass 120 Million KG

Zimbabwe has surpassed the 120 million kilogramme mark for flue-cured tobacco sales despite poor rains that affected production. Late rains, dry spells and floods affected production this season. This is the sixth time that the country has scored such
added May 26, 2015 08:30

[Africa, Nigeria] Experts Call For Stringent Measures Against Tobacco Smoking

Experts on Monday called for controlled measures against tobacco and smoking to reduce the severe negative implications to health. The experts spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos ahead of the 2015 World No Tobacco Day om May 31.
Leadership (ng)
added May 25, 2015 22:45

[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: The Tobacco Control Bill

Although, the bill has been long overdue, it is heart-warming that it finally scaled the hurdles built against it by powerful interest groups and, by passing the bill, Nigeria has joined the league of countries concerned with the health of its population
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:12

[Africa, Nigeria] Signing of Tobacco Bill Will Be Lasting Health Legacy, Groups Tell Jonathan

A coalition of civil society groups have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) passed by the Senate and House of Representatives recently as a parting gift to Nigerians.
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added May 26, 2015 08:39

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco earnings leap to $225m

ZIMBABWE has earned more than $225 million from 36,3 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported since January. During the same period last year, flue cured tobacco exports realised $58.6 million from 16,4 million kg.
Chronicle (zw)
added May 20, 2015 05:53
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