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[Africa] NTIABANG: ILO Fails to Cut Ties with Tobacco Industry – Yet Again

the ILO must keep the tobacco industry at arm’s length. When the long-standing cooperation agreements between the ILO, the tobacco industry and organisations it funds expire this year, the ILO can finally align itself with the international framework, dev
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Mar 21, 2018 13:44
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[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Africa, Nigeria] FG’s review of excise duty on tobacco commendable, but…

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has commended the Federal Government over the upward review of excise duty on tobacco products in the newly-announced rates which also affects alcohol. However, ERA/FoEN said governme
Vanguard (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Taxation: CISLAC Commends FG, Calls For Sustained Increase

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended what it described as the much awaited development in the nation’s tax regime with the recently approved amendment by President Muhammadu Buhari to the excise duty rates with tobacco cons
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco theif appears in court

A 25-year-old Mvurwi man has been arraigned before the court for stealing 17 340 plants of the golden leaf from his employer's field. Cephas Musaidzi of Ruia B Plot 1 farm appeared before Guruve Resident Magistrate Shingirayi Mutero accused of reaping
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57
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Africa’s Deepening Battle with Big Tobacco

PMI is not the only company taking this approach, and many of the industry’s most nefarious tactics are aimed squarely at Africa. Facing dwindling fortunes in Europe and America due to strong regulations, the tobacco industry has made Africa the new fron
Fair Observer
added Mar 14, 2018 17:22
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[Africa, South Africa, Tanzania] Farmers better off after ditching tobacco growing

FARMERS in Ruvuma Region have significantly improved their livelihood and health after abandoning tobacco growing which trapped them in vicious cycle of poverty and escalate deforestation and adopted more profitable crops...said at the 17th World Confere
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Mar 13, 2018 17:02
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco Control Bill at advanced stage

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill will finally be tabled in the 2018-2019 Parliament.... With the law in place, as the Bill intends, it is meant to protect people from devastating consequences of tobacco use. Smokers will no longer smoke their cigar
Mmegi (bw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:25
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[Africa, South Africa] Ghana to ban Shisha, electronic cigarette by June

Ghana is working to ban the smoking of the wind-pipe tobacco popularly known as Shisha and electronic cigarette by the middle of 2018. This is according to the Principal Research Officer at the Ghana Health Service, Divine Darlington Logo. He revealed
Myjoyonline.com (gh)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:24
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