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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Premier Tobacco fails to pay workers

DEBT-stricken and financially troubled Premier Tobacco Auction Floors has not paid workers for nearly two and half years, raising questions about its financial capacity to purchase tobacco this season. The company has been stuttering since 2015 when it
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:22
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[Africa, Nigeria] Impose 100% excise duty on alcoholic beverages, tobacco, IMF urges Buhari

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended a 100 per cent increase in excise duty rates imposed on all alcoholic beverages and cigarettes in Nigeria to conform with global norm. The recommendation, contained in its 2018 Mission Report on Niger
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:21
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Here’s how many South Africans still smoke every day

Smoking has come into sharp focus this past week after department of health director-general, Precious Matsoso, confirmed that new proposals for changes to South Africa’s smoking laws will be presented before the end of March. Among the proposals, a bla
BusinessTech (za)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:10
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[Africa] Ghana to ban shisha smoking by mid year

Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:04
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] WHO condemns shisha smoking

(WHO) has condemned the smoking of shisha, which has become a hit in Bulawayo’s night spots...The Shisha is also popular amongst suburban youths and has been a common feature at the infamous Vuzu parties held by high school pupils
Nehanda Radio (zw)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:03
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[Africa, South Africa] Empower communities to fight tobacco industry – WHO

As Africa focuses more on integration into different economic agendas with several investors from across the world, little attention has been paid to the fast advancing tobacco industry. The industry has predominantly shifted its target from developed c
The New Vision (ug)
added Mar 13, 2018 14:54
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[Africa, South Africa] 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations announced at conference close

We call on governments to unite with civil society to stop tobacco industry interference and accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC using a whole of government approach. We urge governments, scientists, research entities, foundations, and civil socie
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:36
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[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12
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[Africa, South Africa] Big tobacco must butt out

There are many who will rail against this, complaining of government interference in their lives. The tobacco industry will accuse government of tampering with job creation. Motsoaledi, though, was having none of that this week: “Are we creating these jo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:17
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Same old problems for tobacco farmers as selling season beckons

Federation for Farmers’ Union chairman Wonder Chabikwa said there was need to carefully handle tobacco farmers’ welfare as they facilitate the inflow of forex into the country. “Every year we have a problem of farmers crying. We must be responsible and
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:14
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