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[Africa, Nigeria] We Cannot Be Complacent About the Tobacco Control Bill

A country’s development is not only determined by the size of its Gross Domestic Product, but how its society engages with issues like this. How great it would be if health professionals could find a rallying point in this cause.
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:10
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[Africa, Russia, Zimbabwe] Farmers cry foul over exclusion

The International Tobacco Growers Association has complained over the exclusion of agricultural experts from the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's 6th meeting which will be held in Moscow from October 13 to 18 as this wi
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:48
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[Africa] Stakeholders warn FG against tobacco ban …Say it’ll create worse problems for Nigeria

the legislation should be such that is enforceable and its out­comes, realistic and predict­able,” said Olusegun Sotola, head of Research and Advo­cacy at the Initiative for Pub­lic Policy Analysis (IPPA), an independent policy research organisation based
Daily Sun (ng)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:07
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[Africa] Proposed Tobacco Ban Will Create Worse Problems for Nigeria's Economy- Analysts

policy analysts and industry groups have strongly canvassed against the outright banning of tobacco production in Nigeria. While Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, Majority Leader of the Senate and other Senators canvassed balanced regulation of the tobacco ind
Nigerian Bulletin (ng)
added Oct 6, 2014 16:50
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[Africa] Tanzania: Activists Demand Total Ban On Shisha Smoking

WHILE more people take up the smoking of shisha as a recreational activity in many parts of the country, antitobacco activists have called for the ban of the practice altogether with mounting concern that it could be used to cover up alcohol and drug abu
All-Africa.com
added Oct 7, 2014 13:27
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco jet fuel could power SAA

South African Airways is hoping to start powering some of its aircraft with a tobacco-based jet fuel and other crop-based biofuels within the next two years.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 2, 2014 12:23
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[Africa] Nigeria Senate passes first stage of tobacco control

The bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the regulation of manufacture, sales, advertising and production of tobacco products in Nigeria. It also seeks to monitor and control the usage of tobacco in the country.
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 27, 2014 14:44
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[Africa] Tanzanian tobacco firm spends $61m

Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania Limited (AOTTL) has spent Tsh101.81 billion (about $61 million) to buy up 28 million kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco this season. The AOTTL's Managing Director, Mark Mason told East African Business Week recently, their fi
East African Business Week
added Sep 21, 2014 23:46
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[Africa] Egyptian Investors’ Visit Spark Excitement For Malawi’s Tobacco Fortunes

Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says its tobacco industry is set for a major boost following the visit of a group of 16 Egyptian tobacco investors who where on ground recently to explore local opportunities. “The delegation will hold discussion
VENTURES AFRICA (ng)
added Sep 22, 2014 22:44
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[Africa, Uganda] Students push for Tobacco Control Bill passing

Students from five universities are petitioning parliament to pass the Tobacco Control Bill, arguing that it has stayed too long on the shelf. John Paul Nuwe, a student of Makerere University and also an official of Africa Tobacco Control Alliance said
The New Vision (ug)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:07
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