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[Africa, Kenya] Why MPs Should Pass Tobacco Regulations

Joshua Kyallo, Director of Africa for Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, says a tobacco epidemic is looming. He spoke to John Muchangi...the work in Africa, from TFK perspective, is primarily prevention; preventing an epidemic before it hits the continent.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 30, 2015 12:21
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco sales decline 21pc

Exactly 12 days after sales opened, at least 7,3 million kg of tobacco worth $16, 2 million has been sold at an average price of $2,23 per kg
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 25, 2015 12:45
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[Africa, Kenya] You're killing people, tobacco firms told

Last week, health officials from Africa met in Nairobi to mark 10 years of the WHO’s framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC). WHO’s regional director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, in a speech read on her behalf by WHO’s country director, Dr Cus
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 21, 2015 14:32
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[Africa, Kenya, UAE: Abu Dhabi] WHO calls tobacco firms 'cockroaches' after failed MPs retreat

(WHO) has ridiculed plans by cigarette manufacturers in Kenya to fly some local politicians to a beach resort for a “sensitisation retreat”. The cigarette makers are fighting stiff anti-smoking regulations that the ministry of health has proposed. Head
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 21, 2015 14:07
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[Africa, Kenya] KABAKA: Here's To The People Who've Saved Lives Through Tobacco Law

In 2007, Kenya passed the Tobacco Control Act, legislation aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. The Act domesticates the FCTC and provides for the banning of all forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products. It also bans smoking
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 21, 2015 14:04
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[Africa, Nigeria] ADEOYE: The unprotected species

Nigeria signed and ratified the FCTC in 2004 and 2005 respectively. As a party, Nigeria is obligated to domesticate the treaty and this has come in form of the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB)... unfortunately, the Bill was not signed into law by Pres
National Mirror (ng)
added Mar 20, 2015 22:46
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[Africa, South Africa] STOTT: SA needs clear e-cigarettes legislation

City of Cape Town warnings that it will seek to clarify legislation around e-cigarettes and hookah pipes is a responsible move, writes Dr Dominique Stott, executive for medical standards at the Professional Provident Society financial services company.
Health-E (za)
added Mar 20, 2015 12:49
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[Africa, Asia, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Billionaires start Sh364 million global fund to defend nations like Kenya against tobacco lawsuits

Kenya can now access a Sh364 million ($4m) fund to defend itself....Cigarette maker BAT last month sued Kenya’s Ministry of Health for threatening to stop the circulation of its Dunhill Switch cigarette brand. Dunhill cigarette packs contain the taglin
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 19, 2015 12:09
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[Africa, Namibia] New cigarette packaging scares smokers

health ministry's spokesperson Ester Paulus said the new cigarette packaging is part of the amended Tobacco Control Act of 2010. She said the amended regulations call for all foreign companies that export cigarettes into the country to feature the images
The Namibian (na)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:38
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[Africa, Nigeria] OGUNLADE: Still on the Tobacco Control Bill

While a well regulated tobacco industry is desirable and welcome by all, it is important that the regulation that seeks to achieve this is sufficiently cognizant of all contending issues such that it is balanced and does not ultimately create worse proble
This Day (ng)
added Mar 18, 2015 12:39
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