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[Africa] Tobacco companies interfere with health regulations, WHO reports

Wednesday’s WHO report, which was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, comes on the same day as a shareholder vote on a $49bn merger between BAT and Reynolds American Incorporated, a deal that would make BAT the largest listed tobacco company in the world
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:08
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[Africa, Gambia] Tobacco Control Act 2016 launched

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with partners yesterday launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016 and the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day awards, held at the Arch 22 in Banjul. In her launching statement, Saffie Lowe-Ceesa
The Point (for Freedom and Democracy) (gm)
added Jul 20, 2017 02:25
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[Africa, India] Group seeks probe of Nigerian delegation to treaty talks on tobacco

ERA/FoEN made the call following a Reuters’ investigation released recently, which revealed that Philip Morris International (PMI) had been running a secret global campaign to undermine the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jul 18, 2017 14:17
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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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