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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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[Africa, Asia, China, Zimbabwe] Virginia tobacco exports rake in over $200 million

Virginia tobacco exports have so far earned the country $211,9 million with China remaining the leading exporter after buying 19,3 million kg worth $166,7 million at $8,63 per kilogramme
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Mar 17, 2015 00:14
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[Africa, South Africa] Call for phasing out of tobacco products by 2040

VITALITY Institute head Derek Yach has joined global public health experts in calling for the sale of tobacco products to be phased out by 2040, in an article published on Friday in the UK medical journal The Lancet. The US-based institute was establish
Business Day (za)
added Mar 16, 2015 23:55
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[Africa, Botswana] STUDY REVEALS INCREASE IN TEENAGE SMOKING

The findings of the research indicate that 10.8% of respondents are current smokers. The majority of adolescents (61%) believe that most people their age smoke, and 64% believe that people their age feel pressure to smoke cigarettes. Smoking is a major a
University of Botswana (bw)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:23
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