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[Africa, Nigeria] World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking

The Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called on the federal government to implement effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D
Premium Times (ng)
added Jun 1, 2017 01:33
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[Africa] Kenya launches guidelines to reduce tobacco use

Kenya's health ministry on Wednesday launched guidelines to help in the reduction on the use and treatment of tobacco in the East African country. Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Julius Korir said the deaths due to tobacco use in the country
Xinhua Newswire
added May 31, 2017 18:53
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[Africa] Why implementation of Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Act is slow – Health Minister

Mr. Adewole told PREMIUM TIMES he was not satisfied with the progress made thus far in implementing the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act.... “But the Regulations, which cover about 70 per cent of implementation needs of the Act, need National Assembly approval
Premium Times (ng)
added May 31, 2017 18:19
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[Africa, South Africa] SA sees reduction in tobacco consumption: Council

South Africans have reduced tobacco consumption over the years especially post 1994. As the world observes World no Tobacco Day, the dangers of smoking have again been highlighted. Executive Director at the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalid
South African Broadcasting Corp. (SABC) (za)
added May 31, 2017 15:47
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[Africa] 600 Died Of Tobacco-Smoking In Gambia In 2014 – WHO

health authorities in The Gambia have issued a grim warning about the devastating consequences of tobacco smoking. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, the press and information officer of the World Health Organization’s Banjul office, Alhaji Momodou Gass
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added May 31, 2017 00:41
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[Africa] Zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not

A cash shortage that underlines the country's deepening economic woes has left farmers who travel long distances to auctions unpaid, stranded and desperate. Farmers like Kahari are not paid in cash because of the currency shortage. But they need the mon
AP - Associated Press
added May 30, 2017 22:55
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[Africa, Mid-east] Twenty percent of Egyptians over 15 are smokers, reveals CAPMAS ahead of no-smoking day

Of Egypt's total population of 93 million, an estimated 12.6 million are smokers, according to the data. The over-15 age group represents approximately 62 percent of the total population. The World No Tobacco Day was launched by the World Health Organiz
Al-Ahram (eg)
added May 30, 2017 22:44
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[Africa, South Africa] SA's strides in lowering tobacco use must be safeguarded

South Africa has affirmed that strides are being made in lowering national tobacco use. This is based on the third South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) conducted in 2016... “A large proportion of adult South Africans continue to use tobacc
South African Government News Agency (sa)
added May 30, 2017 22:24
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[Africa, Namibia] USE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY TO STOP SMOKING OR DIE TRYING

On this day, for one day only, the Cancer Association of Namibia is asking all smokers to quit for one day, with a view to quit for life. Issuing a stern warning about the inherent health risks of tobacco, the Cancer Association said earlier this week, t
Namibia Economist (na)
added May 30, 2017 22:20
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[Africa, South Africa] Smoking down due to government restrictions

Smoking rates in South Africa have declined following the years-long ban on cigarette advertising‚ high taxes on cigarettes and the banning of smoking indoors in public places. SAVE & SHARE EMAILPRINT The latest data from Stats SA released this mon
Times LIVE (za)
added May 30, 2017 21:24
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