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[Africa, South Africa] The mystery of Mandela the smoker

“Oh well, you see, I was just showing off. The cigarette was not lit,” Mandela told Schadeberg, and laughed. Schadeberg, refusing to back down from this clear attempt to rewrite history, remembers saying to the former president: “But there were ashes on
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:03
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[Africa] Kenya launches media campaign against smoking

Officials said the four-month campaign aims to encourage the general public to quit tobacco use that is responsible for rising cases of lung cancer in the East African nation. "The government is committed to enforce punitive measures in order to minimiz
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 5, 2014 16:57
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[Africa, Kenya] Shocker images to make smokers quit

In the “Tobacco Kills, Quit Now!” campaign, the public will be treated to images of dying babies... Funded by the World Lung Foundation, it will will combine public service announcements on TV and radio and community posters in both Kiswahili and English
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 3, 2014 03:56
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[Africa] 2.5 million adults in Kenya use tobacco - study

11.6 per cent of the adult population either smokes or uses smokeless ... The findings were released yesterday at Laico Regency by the ministry of Health in conjunction with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. While majority of males prefer smoked t
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 1, 2014 12:15
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[Africa, South Africa] E-cigarettes the enemy of the health system - Motsoaledi

If the health minister has his way, vaping will soon be regulated like regular smoking because, he says, Big Tobacco is complicit in its rise.
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Nov 24, 2014 15:21
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[Africa, Ghana] Expedite the Tobacco Tax Legislation process -Govt. urged

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to reject tobacco industry interferences in developing national Tobacco Tax Policy. “The recent proposal from the Ministry of Fin
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:30
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[Africa, Tanzania] MUSHI: Cigarette Smoking Is Deadly, Can't We Stop It?

The Director General of the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC), Prof Iddi Mkilaha, says that by their own admission, cigarette companies create doubt about the health charge without actually denying it.
All-Africa.com
added Nov 17, 2014 13:02
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[Africa, Ghana] Report: Booming cigarette business on Oxford Street, Osu

Cigarette business on popular Oxford Street in Osu seems to be booming as retailers make hundreds of cedis a day from sales. Right from the Dankwa Circle through to Papaye, one can locate several cigarette joints spread along the Oxford Street.
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:46
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[Africa, Ghana] Ban of public smoking to begin

The Authority says it intend to organise intensive training programme on the Public Health Act 2002, Act 851 (6), for the security agencies, judiciary and other key institutions to position them well for the rigid enforcement of the ban. Mr Daniel Nti,
VibeGhana (gh)
added Nov 16, 2014 17:42
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[Africa, Kenya] Why COPD Will Be the 3rd Leading Killer by 2030

Key among the causes of COPD is cigarettes smoking. To reduce the number of COPD cases, several countries have drafted stringent laws that govern smokers. These laws are aimed at discouraging people from stopping to smoke....the launch of Global Alliance
onislam (eg)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:13
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