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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Zim tobacco exports breach $700m

Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that during the comparable period last year, Zimbabwe had earned $709 million from 119,9 million kilogrammes of flue-cured tobacco exported at an average price of $5,91 per kilogr
Chronicle (zw)
added Dec 4, 2015 04:44

[Africa] Big Bullets Sponsorship agreement worries NGO concerned with Tobacco use in Malawi

Drug Fight Malawi has expressed “deep concerns” and fear of an increase in tobacco use by children and youths in the country following the recent sponsorship agreement between our popular football club, the Big Bullets and the Nyasa Tobacco Manufacturing (mw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:06

[Africa, Zimbabwe] MUCHEMWA: Adapting tobacco growing to climate change

We cannot stand and wish this away but instead, we need to adjust and adapt to the erratic weather pattern through good agronomic practices that reduce exposure to the harsh climatic conditions. Irrigation should become the country’s focus as it is no l
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:01

[Africa, UK] BAT hits back after bribery claims ($$)

denied that non-executive directors failed to act over claims that the cigarette maker bribed African officials. Richard Burrows, who has been the company’s chairman since 2009, said: “I can assure you that the board takes very seriously its role in estab
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 3, 2015 15:39

[Africa] How Tobacco Companies Target the Developing World

an international team of tobacco-control researchers found that, among the 16 nations they looked at, people living in the low- and middle-income ones saw much more tobacco advertising than their peers in high-income countries. Around the same time, jour
Pacific standard magazine and
added Dec 2, 2015 19:07

[UK] BBC Investigation: British American Tobacco Bribed Government Officials in Africa to Undermine Life-Saving Measures

The vast majority of these deaths will occur in low- and middle-income countries like those featured in the BBC investigation. As the BBC broadcast stated, “BAT bribes undermined a United Nations campaign to save lives.”
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 2, 2015 07:50

[Africa, UK] BAT accuser to hand evidence of 'bribery' to SFO

A former British American Tobacco employee who has accused the cigarette company over bribery of officials in east Africa will on Wednesday meet the Serious Fraud Office in the UK to submit evidence under whistleblowing legislation.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 2, 2015 01:41

[Africa, South Africa] FMF warns against new smoking ban

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has come under fire from the Free Market Foundation (FMF) over his call to “ban all smoking in public places”. Reacting to what it said was Motsoaledi’s “assault on freedom and individual rights”, the FMF said smoking wa
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:01

[Africa, Asia, China] Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Thousands of people lined Harare’s roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe’s faltering economy...a key supplier to Beijing of oil, minerals, tobacco and cotton.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2015 19:14

[Africa, UK] GILMORE: Big tobacco targets the young in poor countries – with deadly consequences

FCTC has led to significant progress in other areas of tobacco control but that comprehensive bans on marketing are one of the treaty’s least adopted measures. A concerted effort is needed to implement and enforce marketing restrictions before millions mo
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 17:28
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