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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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[Africa, Nigeria] Customs seizes N73.45m cigarettes, 25 smuggled vehicles in Sokoto

The Area Controller, Mr Ahmed Isyaku, disclosed this at a news conference in Sokoto, Sokoto state, on Wednesday while previewing the activities of the command.
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:43
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] NATT: Beware of Tobacco Industry Antics To Thwart FCTC/COP6

has called on Nigerians especially journalists to anticipate visibility events by tobacco industry to thwart the sixth session of the Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC/COP6) to be held in Moscow in October 8-13, 20
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:19
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[Africa, Kenya] Kiambu, Murang'a to ban public smoking

Kiambu and Murang’a MCAs have said they will pass laws to ban smoking in public areas. They said this will reduce tobacco-related deaths. A workshop for policy makers from both counties organised by the Tobacco Control Board at a Thika hotel on Friday
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:39
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco firms’ interference biggest threat to control effort

“Tobacco transnationals like BAT, Philip Morris, and Japan Tobacco have used political influence to whittle down or defeat tobacco legislation across the globe,” said Philip Jakpor, NATT Nigeria Spokesperson. “Article 5.3 (of the Framework Convention on T
Premium Times (ng)
added Sep 17, 2014 06:49
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[Africa] Tobacco firm quits before new Uganda law

Giving some background to their decision, D’Souza cited the recent imposition of a leaf export tax of 20 US cents per kilogramme in the June national budget and the situation that could be worsened by the proposed repeal of the Existing Tobacco growing
East African Business Week
added Sep 16, 2014 04:32
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Police foil cigarette smugglers

Police Border Control Unit on Tuesday intercepted a contraband of export quality cigarettes worth $760 000 in a South Africa-bound goods train in Beitbridge.The train was on its way from Bulawayo. Police intercepted the train at the main railway station
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 13, 2014 20:51
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[Africa] Belgium largest tobacco export market for Zimbabwe

BELGIUM has become the largest tobacco export market for Zimbabwean tobacco overtaking South Africa, statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) show.
Newsday (zw)
added Sep 13, 2014 21:14
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming goes national

The Tobacco Research Board is conducting research on the feasibility of growing tobacco in non-traditional tobacco farming areas. TRB chief executive Dr Dahlia Garwe said significant progress had been made in studies to establish varieties that thrive in
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:50
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[Africa, Nigeria] MOHAMMED: Real Balanced Regulation for Tobacco Industry

we must again ask members of the House committee on Health to disregard the demands of so-called balanced regulation which means accommodating the interest of companies that are only interested in profits at the expense of the lives of our people.
This Day (ng)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:52
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