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[Africa, Nigeria] JAKPOR: Tobacco Company Infractions And Another Damning Report

The findings contained in the Big Tobacco Tiny Targets Nigeria Report showed... Even as Nigeria continues to foot-drag, the tobacco companies continue to evolve new tactics to frustrate any policy that will whittle their influence and profits. Some of th
Leadership (ng)
added Nov 1, 2017 16:24
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports top $665 million

Zimbabwe has earned $666,8 million from 123,7 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 fo
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 1, 2017 10:27
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[Africa] Opinion / Interviews / Zimbabwe won't shut down struggling embassies, says Mzembi

A: Zimbabwe is a signatory to the (FCTC) and its economy is transitioning to alternatives. However, in the interim, we will continue to strictly observe the set guidelines in the production and trading of tobacco. FCTC does not abruptly stop production a
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Mzembi speaks on WHO furore

Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi says he has no regrets about his decision to lobby for the role of (WHO) goodwill envoy for President Robert Mugabe and shall not be deterred from marketing the veteran leader by angry hecklers. In an exclusive inte
The Daily News (zw)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:50
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[Africa, UK, Zimbabwe] FT Health: The WHO’s screeching U-turn on Mugabe

Mr Tedros won widespread support to run the WHO thanks to his record as health minister of Ethiopia, but also because he had greater political experience than most of his rivals or predecessors. Yet his decision on Mr Mugabe was made without consulting s
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 15:42
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[Africa, Nigeria] Effects of smoking could last over 30 years - Study reveals

‘Big Tobacco: Tiny Targets’... During the public presentation of the report in Abuja ....brands contain not just tobacco, but a variety of other ingredients, including preservatives, humectants, flavours and other additives aimed at increasing a cigarette
Daily Trust (ng)
added Oct 26, 2017 17:15
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco company denies targeting kids

British American Tobacco has denied that its marketing strategies target the younger generation by deliberately situating tobacco products near primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. ...“We are proud to state that we are a reputable and responsible law
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:55
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco: NGO Lauds FG’s Bid To Increase Tax

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, the increas
PM News (ng)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:47
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

Tedros, who has returned to Geneva, said in a tweet on Saturday evening that he was “rethinking the approach in light of WHO values” and that a statement was forthcoming. Several former and current WHO staff said privately they were appalled at the “poor
Reuters
added Oct 22, 2017 23:43
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[Africa, Nigeria] NGO lauds FG’s bid to increase tax on tobacco

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. A
Vanguard (ng)
added Oct 22, 2017 21:29
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