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[Africa, UK] LETTERS: The scandal of big tobacco’s behaviour in the developing world

Readers respond to the Guardian’s investigative series on cigarette companies’ efforts to squash anti-smoking measures in the poorest countries
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 18, 2017 13:29
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[Africa] Malawi hails Alliance One for its crop diversification initiative

Government has commended one of the country’s tobacco buying companies Alliance One Tobacco Malawi for engaging into various crop diversification programs at its farms in Kasungu where it is has planted some 25 hectares of sugar-beans and 8 hectares of p
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Jul 18, 2017 02:13
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[Poland] Africa: Global Forum on Nicotine, Warsaw, 15-17 June: INTERVIEW

Interview with Professor Emmanuel C. Peitsch, Chief Scientific Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI) During this Forum on Nicotine, there have been many presentations on heated tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, what is the difference b
All-Africa.com
added Jul 17, 2017 20:44
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[USA] VIDEO: From Pence to Price: How Big Tobacco Gained Massive Influence Under Trump, Plans to Expand in Africa

AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the tobacco industry and its connections to the Trump administration and members of the Cabinet. JESSICA GLENZA: Sure. So, I think—I always like to start off with something that really surprised me, which was the amount of lobbyi
Democracy Now!
added Jul 17, 2017 20:42
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[Africa, Nigeria] OGUNLADE: Perspectives on illicit trade in tobacco

It has become more imperative now to enforce the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act as Nigeria continues to grapple with the impact of illicit trade in tobacco products. Besides, old tricks are still being employed to entice people who are under the l
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added Jul 17, 2017 20:24
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[Africa] BAT accused yet again of unfair practices in Kenya

For the second time in two years, an exposé in the newspaper, the Guardian, says that BAT, along with other multinational tobacco firms “have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protectio
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Jul 17, 2017 17:10
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco rejection: a struggle for quality or the great rip off?

A staggering 139,502 bales have been rejected at point of sale across the three main auction floors and several contract sales floors in the capital as of Tuesday this week. Overweight bales and mixing different grades in one bale are some of the reas
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Jul 14, 2017 03:14
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[UK] MOORE: The tobacco industry's tactics in Africa are deeply troubling

If the industry can hold off regulations designed to control the sale of tobacco, and taxes to make smoking it more expensive, those economies will provide a rich seam of revenues for years... It is a battle that will ultimately be won, as it was here. B
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 17:51
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[Africa, UK] Nations that cannot fight tobacco industry should raise taxes, says WHO

Vinayak Prasad of WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative said many African governments were at a disadvantage in the fight against the industry over regulatory controls, like graphic health warnings on packs, which are the norm in the west. They have neither the
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:19
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[Africa] Tunisia to ban smoking in public places

A new bill on tobacco control will be proposed at a ministerial council ...This will include a smoking ban in public spaces and limits placed on advertising tobacco. The rate of male smokers in Tunisia is estimated at 50 per cent, a rate considered “very
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 14:13
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