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[Africa, Egypt, Mid-east] Al-Bawaba Shaabola suffers a heart attack caused by heavy smoking!

Controversial Egyptian folk singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim, famously nicknamed Shaabola, ain't afraid of no one, not even ISIS...That's why, having suffered a heart attack ten days ago - thanks to the cancer sticks he insists on smoking - wasn't going to keep
Al (jo)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:16

[Africa, South Africa] Bid to stub out all smoking

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants to outlaw smoking in certain public areas completely because there is no valid reason to smoke any form of cigarette. “We want to relook the issue of having smoking areas,” he told the Saturday Star. “Can anyone tel
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Oct 4, 2015 10:34

[Africa] Kenya's stand on tobacco use

The letter of support from the 40 organisations urged the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Health, James Macharia and the Kenyan government to stand strong against the BAT attempts to derail policy advancements that protect Kenyans from tobacco’s highly addi
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Sep 29, 2015 20:56

[Africa, Uganda] New tobacco law comes into force

The President’s signature means that the Tobacco Control Bill, 2014, that criminalises display of cigarettes at the point of sale, advertising, promotion and sponsorships of tobacco companies. The law also bans the sale of cigarettes to people under the
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:35

[Africa, South Africa] FMF opposes tobacco branding legislation

The FMF has roped in “brand guru Jeremy Sampson” to discuss “the erosion of brands and why every South African should be concerned about legislation that undermines the value and presence of brands” on Tuesday. While on the surface the new legislation a
Times LIVE (za)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:12

[Africa, South Africa] Smokers - not model employees

So Lynnette Guthrie has come out to bat for the smokers. She negates all the evidence, both anecdotal and from numerous formal studies, and supposes that she is the star employee. Well, three years ago, I quit the fags. I know there's nothing worse tha
News24 (za)
added Sep 25, 2015 14:28

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Stabbed for smoking…Farm worker battles for life after knife attack

AN Inyathi farm worker has been hospitalised after he was stabbed in the chest with a knife by a workmate for allegedly continuing to smoke a cigarette in a shared kitchen... Dube had argued that he did not want to inhale cigarette smoke as it could cause
Chronicle (zw)
added Sep 28, 2015 12:47

[Africa, Zimbabwe] AUDIO: Harare's Move to Ban Smoking in Public Places Receives Mixed Reactions

The government is planning to introduce a law that would prohibit public smoking but the move has been received with mixed feelings. Authorities are planning to introduce a Bill in parliament that... "I do not understand it because Zimbabwe we are a tob
Voice of America (
added Sep 23, 2015 15:53

[Africa, Nigeria] How Harmful Is Shisha Smoking? Here are Some Shocking Facts!

In Nigeria, smoking the water pipe shisha has become a trendy pursuit for youths hanging out especially in cities like in Lagos. It is usually shared between friends and is an enjoyable and relaxing experience. But here’s the shocking truth – a single s
added Sep 23, 2015 11:20

[Africa] Cuban Tobacco Factory to Open New Plant in Morocco

The Economist, in its September 21st edition, reported that Habanos is preparing to implement the first factory for the manufacture of tobacco products in the Casablanca region. According to the same source, the company scheduled to launch in December 2
Morocco World News (ma)
added Sep 21, 2015 20:59
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