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[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: Regulating tobacco production and smoking

The bill at the National Assembly is coming at the most appropriate time and the lawmakers should pass it into law.
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:16
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Bill, Not Out to Ban Manufacturers, Says Senate

The Senate has explained that the National Tobacco Control Bill was not meant to ban or chase away tobacco manufacturers but to regulate manufacturing, consumption and promotion. Chairman of Senate committee on Health, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who made t
This Day (ng)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:14
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[Africa] 6.4m Nigerian Adults Exposed To Tobacco Smoke - Senate

Senate Committee on Health, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP-Delta) has said that statistics had shown that about 6.4 million Nigerians were exposed to tobacco smoke in restaurants while 5.6 per cent used its products. This was announced at a public hearing to c
Nigerian Observer (ng)
added Oct 17, 2014 16:39
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports gross $449m

Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 17, 2014 11:26
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[Africa] 'Over 6m Nigerian adults exposed to tobacco smoke'

while 5.6 percent used the product, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed. This was announced on Wednesday at a public hearing on the harmonised National Tobacco Control Bill (Senate Bill) 2012 and 2014 Executive B
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 16, 2014 20:28
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[Africa, Nigeria] CSOs urge Senate to align tobacco control bill with WHO-FCTC guidelines

AS the Senate presents the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) for public hearing this week, a coalition of civil society groups has urged the lawmakers to ensure that the bill aligns with provisions of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:00
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Control Groups Ask Senate to Pass Bill

have urged the Nigerian senators to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, is passed under the current administration to give Nigerians a reassurance that they are committed to protecting public health as their representatives.
This Day (ng)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:37
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JACKSON: Ebola may be in the headlines, but tobacco is another killer in Africa

story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of econo
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 17, 2014 10:52
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[Africa, Russia] ATHERTON: World Health Org's $20m, Secret, Taxpayer-Funded Meeting in Moscow Could Result in $33-A-Pack Cigarettes

fully occupied in Moscow talking tobacco in preference to what many would say is the far more pressing need of the Ebola outbreak. What has really created dissent is the secret nature of the Moscow event. No media is allowed, and the votes taking place –
breitbart.com
added Oct 16, 2014 11:42
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[Africa, Russia] EDITORIAL: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions / The WHO and CDC are failing in their core health mission

WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Co
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 16, 2014 11:40
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