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[Africa, Ghana] Illegal tobacco product hits market

Civil society group, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD,) has given hints over a new illegal tobacco product called 'shisha' which has been offered for sale on Ghanaian markets... on the blind side of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghan
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22

[Africa, Zimbabwe] 1000s use tobacco barns as classrooms

THOUSANDS of pupils are getting exposed to dangerous diseases by using tobacco barns and other inhuman facilities as classrooms, Education Minister Lazarus Dokora said Monday. Addressing journalists in Harare, Dokora said the country needed more than 2, (uk)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:30

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim earns $730m through tobacco exports

TIMB chief executive officer Andrew Matibiri told Business Chronicle last week that this year’s tobacco export volumes were lower than in 2013 due to a recent industrial action at Mashonaland Tobacco Company. “This year’s tobacco export volumes we
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 29, 2014 12:47

[Africa] Tanzania: Cost of Smoking Dwarfs By Half Cigarette Tax Revenues

TOTAL cigarette tax revenues amounting to approximately 54 million US dollars is less than 50 per cent of the expenditure on smoking-induced cardiovascular diseases annually. According to a report titled "Health care costs attributable to smoking induce
added Dec 30, 2014 07:17

[Africa] Tanzania Elderly surfer health cost due to smoking

According to a report titled “Health care costs attributable to smoking induced cardiovascular diseases in Tanzania,” the total costs of smoking in the country is 118.7 million US dollars per year. (gh)
added Dec 28, 2014 16:17

[Africa, Australia] Zimbabwe to lobby against tobacco law

Zimbabwe and other Sadc tobacco producing countries plan to lobby for the scrapping of plain cigarette tobacco packaging at the forthcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) convention.
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Dec 23, 2014 02:42

[Africa] Morocco to Increase Cigarettes Prices in January

a request has been submitted to the Ministry of General Affairs by the Moroccan company of tobacco (SMT), a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco, in order to increase the prices of cigarette brands most consumed by Moroccan smokers.... The increase is due to
Morocco World News (ma)
added Dec 8, 2014 14:43

[Africa, South Africa] The mystery of Mandela the smoker

“Oh well, you see, I was just showing off. The cigarette was not lit,” Mandela told Schadeberg, and laughed. Schadeberg, refusing to back down from this clear attempt to rewrite history, remembers saying to the former president: “But there were ashes on
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:03

[Africa] Kenya launches media campaign against smoking

Officials said the four-month campaign aims to encourage the general public to quit tobacco use that is responsible for rising cases of lung cancer in the East African nation. "The government is committed to enforce punitive measures in order to minimiz
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 5, 2014 16:57

[Africa, Sierra Leone] Helping to tackle Ebola

Employees in our Bristol Head Office raised nearly £1,300 in cash donations for the appeal, a total which the company matched whilst a further £5,000 was also donated by our non-profit organisation the Altadis Foundation. ...sent ... Action Against Hunge
Imperial Brands (nee Imperial Tobacco) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:22
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