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[Africa, Mid-east] ABUALHASSAN: A tale of two evils: Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

cigarettes and smoking have become linked to the demise of the self-proclaimed caliphate's territorial holdings....raises critical questions for smokers and policymakers across the Arab world. How did cigarettes become the symbol of liberty, and how much
The New Arab (uk)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:11
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $827m

Zimbabwe has earned $827,4 million from 166,6 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted for
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 5, 2017 04:28
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[Africa, Kenya, USA] Tobacco firms ordered to revise warnings on packs

Early this year, Kenyan courts adopted similar measures after a case challenging new laws governing the manufacture, sale and advertising of tobacco products was dismissed, allowing the rules to take effect immediately. A Court of Appeal declined to gra
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:45
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New twist to Mliswa, CBZ loan dispute

A $3 million loan dispute pitting businessman Mr Temba Mliswa and CBZ Bank has taken a new twist... The commercial bank claims it lent Mliswa’s Saltlakes Holdings money to buy tobacco from farmers and the businessman bound himself as surety and co-princi
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 29, 2017 01:44
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Nicotine content in cigarettes sold in Kenya, Africa market higher than in Western countries

More worrying is the new trend where youngsters are smoking shisha, which is 10 times more harmful as compared to cigarettes. The nicotine found in cigarettes in African countries is 25 per cent more concentrated than the ones sold in Western countries,
The Standard (ke)
added Nov 28, 2017 21:46
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[Nigeria] U.S. Court tightens noose on tobacco usage as companies intensify campaign in Africa

Mr. Oluwafemi noted that PMI’s training of journalists in Kenya was a continuation of its orchestrated misinformation campaign and attempt to “buy media influence” and silence rising public support for effective tobacco control laws across Africa. “Gover
Premium Times (ng)
added Nov 28, 2017 18:11
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[Africa, Kenya, Rwanda] How Technology Can Reduce Tobacco Harm

key stakeholders in the tobacco industry held a workshop in Naivasha – Kenya... The conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world” identified the urgent need to quickly adopt and promote reduced-risk alternatives aimed at accelera
News of Rwanda (rw)
added Nov 25, 2017 04:05
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $743,3m

Tobacco exports have raked in $743,3 million as at November 17, 2017, a marginal 1,19 percent increase from the comparable prior period. Figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that there was a 15 percent increase in tobacco exp
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:25
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Vapour Product Association: You can shape the vaping future of South Africa

It is expected that e-cigarettes could face a range of possible regulations in 2018. Today the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPA) is asking South African vapers to lend their voices and to be heard. It is expected that e-cigarettes could
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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