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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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[Africa, Mid-east] Factors influencing the tobacco control policy process in Egypt and Iran: a scoping review

This study addresses a gap in knowledge concerning tobacco control in the Middle East and has identified multiple factors which are potentially slowing the process of enforcing policy to address tobacco consumption. Iran is the regional leader for tobacc
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 01:06
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt, Iran, Mid-east] Tackling tobacco consumption in the Middle East

Christina Banks, author of a research paper published today in Global Health Research and Policy, looks at Egypt and Iran, two countries with vastly differing progress on tobacco consumption and highlights the need for comparing and sharing knowledge and
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 01:04
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[Kenya, Uganda] Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investig
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 13:39
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[Africa, South Africa, UK] No scientific credibility to claim that vaping is 95% safer than traditional cigarettes

South Africa’s advertising watchdog ordered electronic cigarette seller Twisp to pull a radio ad saying its products are “95% safer than smoking”. Yet the claim still appears on its website. It’s also on the website of a Twisp competitor, Vaperite. Both
Africa Check
added Jul 12, 2017 03:22
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[Africa] Gambia: Govt to Launch Tobacco Control Act 2016

The Gambia will, on the 18 July 2017, launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016(TCA), at the Arch 22 in Banjul and also present 'World No Tobacco Day awards' to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the National Assembly of the Gambia respectively.
All-Africa.com
added Jul 12, 2017 03:09
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[Africa] Dicle: This is the Best Time to Invest in Nigeria

Managing Director of Phillips Morris, Nigeria, Mr. Coskun Dicle, has seen the opportunities...through our global efforts on tobacco harm reduction and reduced risk product development, which we hope to make available in all of the markets where we operate
This Day (ng)
added Jul 11, 2017 21:59
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[Africa] Nigeria an attractive destination for foreign investors – Philip Morris Limited MD, Coskun Dicle

Why did you venture into the Nigerian market at the time you did? Africa is at the forefront of investment focus for many international companies across a wide range of industries. Within Africa, Nigeria’s human and natural resources, combined with the fa
Premium Times (ng)
added Jul 10, 2017 01:35
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