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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco reaping, curing starts

Harvesting and curing of the early planted irrigated tobacco is underway in most parts of the country although farmers are facing a shortage of labour and experiencing constant power cuts due to incessant rains.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 9, 2015 13:51
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[Africa, Zambia] Tobacco board starts registration of marketers

THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says marketing of tobacco in the 2014/15 season will be restricted to registered growers to control and regulate the market.
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jan 5, 2015 23:56
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: China Reclaims Top Virginia Tobacco Importer Position

CHINA has reclaimed its position as Zimbabwe's top virginia tobacco importer after buying 22,3 million kilogrammes worth $187,6 million at $8,41 a kilogramme since the beginning of the year. Zimbabwe exports its golden leaf to at least 52 countries
All-Africa.com
added Jan 3, 2015 13:29
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[Africa] Shocking statistics on tobacco smoking in Kenya

Over 8 billion sticks of cigarettes are smoked in Kenya every year, according to recent statistics from the World Health Organization ( WHO). This represents an increase given the statistics indicate that over 6.4 billion sticks of cigarettes smoked in
The Standard (ke)
added Jan 3, 2015 12:19
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 1000s use tobacco barns as classrooms

THOUSANDS of pupils are getting exposed to dangerous diseases by using tobacco barns and other inhuman facilities as classrooms, Education Minister Lazarus Dokora said Monday. Addressing journalists in Harare, Dokora said the country needed more than 2,
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:30
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[Africa, Ghana] Illegal tobacco product hits market

Civil society group, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD,) has given hints over a new illegal tobacco product called 'shisha' which has been offered for sale on Ghanaian markets... on the blind side of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghan
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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[Africa] Tanzania: Cost of Smoking Dwarfs By Half Cigarette Tax Revenues

TOTAL cigarette tax revenues amounting to approximately 54 million US dollars is less than 50 per cent of the expenditure on smoking-induced cardiovascular diseases annually. According to a report titled "Health care costs attributable to smoking induce
All-Africa.com
added Dec 30, 2014 07:17
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim earns $730m through tobacco exports

TIMB chief executive officer Andrew Matibiri told Business Chronicle last week that this year’s tobacco export volumes were lower than in 2013 due to a recent industrial action at Mashonaland Tobacco Company. “This year’s tobacco export volumes we
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 29, 2014 12:47
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[Africa] Tanzania Elderly surfer health cost due to smoking

According to a report titled “Health care costs attributable to smoking induced cardiovascular diseases in Tanzania,” the total costs of smoking in the country is 118.7 million US dollars per year.
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Dec 28, 2014 16:17
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[Africa, Australia] Zimbabwe to lobby against tobacco law

Zimbabwe and other Sadc tobacco producing countries plan to lobby for the scrapping of plain cigarette tobacco packaging at the forthcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) convention.
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Dec 23, 2014 02:42
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