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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $360m

ZIMBABWE has earned over $360 million from tobacco exports in the first four and half months of this year, latest official statistics show. For their toil, farmers pocketed the lion’s share of the proceeds at $236,3 million while exporters (merchants) r
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 10, 2018 17:35
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco firm rolls out $10m scheme

Indigenous tobacco contracting company, Ethical Leaf Tobacco is set to roll out a $10 million facility during the 2018-19 season to boost production of the golden leaf. The company, which has recorded phenomenal growth in just over a year of existence,
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:25
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] RBZ releases $450k daily for tobacco farmers

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it is disbursing $450 000 daily to banks with branches at tobacco auction floors to ensure farmers access cash. This comes following an outcry from farmers who are reportedly failing to access the prescribed $300
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 9, 2018 21:24
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[Africa] Calls for ban on Shisha smoking in Malawi, as MP demands more intervention on drug abuse

citizens are calling on the government to follow the footsteps of other African countries and ban smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, as the number of young people taking up smoking through this route is soaring.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added May 9, 2018 14:55
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[Africa, South Africa] SA loses big as smuggling accounts for 23% of cigarettes smoked

In a report entitled Illicit Tobacco Trade in South Africa, released in March 2018, Japan Tobacco says this is because of the illicit industry’s high profit margins due to the non-payment of taxes, relative ease of production and movement and low detecti
News24 (za)
added May 5, 2018 19:30
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farming in Zim: A bitter harvest

Human Rights Watch found that work in tobacco farming in Zimbabwe poses significant risks to children’s health and safety, consistent with our findings in Kazakhstan, the United States, and Indonesia. Children working on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe are exp
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:25
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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] GWANYANYA: Leveraging on tobacco for currency stability

The only way to go around the marketing challenge for tobacco is for Zimbabwe and China to structure a deal in which the former forward sells its crop to the latter and receives significant billions of dollars, which will be used to support production of
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added May 4, 2018 17:23
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[Africa, South Africa] Foundation fired up by 'racist' proposed tobacco bill

Advocacy group the Free Market Foundation believes government’s new proposed tobacco bill is racist and anti-transformative. .. If the bill is passed in parliament it will bring a ban to all public smoking‚ including already designated areas found in res
Times LIVE (za)
added May 4, 2018 17:09
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[Africa, South Africa] PROVISIONS IN PROPOSED TOBACCO BILL WILL INCREASE ILLICIT TRADE, SAYS INSTITUTE

The proposal includes a full ban on smoking in public places and increasing the distance of no-smoking perimeters around buildings, among other things...The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa says provisions in the proposed Tobacco Bill will increase t
Eyewitness News (za)
added May 4, 2018 16:57
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[Africa, South Africa] SA restaurateurs support the #smokingban

The results of a University of Cape Town (UCT) study shows that the #smokingban has the support of local restaurant owners and managers The study, which canvassed views in South Africa’s restaurant industry, was published by the South African Medical Jo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added May 3, 2018 17:53
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