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JACKSON: Ebola may be in the headlines, but tobacco is another killer in Africa

story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of econo
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 17, 2014 10:52
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[Africa] 'Over 6m Nigerian adults exposed to tobacco smoke'

while 5.6 percent used the product, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has disclosed. This was announced on Wednesday at a public hearing on the harmonised National Tobacco Control Bill (Senate Bill) 2012 and 2014 Executive B
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Oct 16, 2014 20:28
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[Africa, Russia] ATHERTON: World Health Org's $20m, Secret, Taxpayer-Funded Meeting in Moscow Could Result in $33-A-Pack Cigarettes

fully occupied in Moscow talking tobacco in preference to what many would say is the far more pressing need of the Ebola outbreak. What has really created dissent is the secret nature of the Moscow event. No media is allowed, and the votes taking place –
breitbart.com
added Oct 16, 2014 11:42
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[Africa, Russia] EDITORIAL: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions / The WHO and CDC are failing in their core health mission

WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Co
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 16, 2014 11:40
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 2015 tobacco registration clocks 75,000 plus

MORE than 75,000 farmers have registered for the 2015 tobacco farming season, compared to 71,579 who had registered during the same period last year. Latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) indicate Matabeleland region, whic
Chronicle (zw)
added Oct 16, 2014 03:06
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[Africa, India, Russia] BULLETIN Day 4 (PDF)

the Article 17 & 18 working group report poses a serious threat to the integrity of Article 5.3 and will give tobacco manufacturers and their agents a guaranteed back door to tobacco control policy discussions, if guiding principle 2 is adopted in its pr
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 15, 2014 20:43
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] National Tobacco Control Bill Should Conform With Global Convention – Groups Tell Senate

The groups: Environmental Rights Action, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), and the National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) in a statement issued in Abuja, said a tobacco control bill that is in sync with the FCTC will not only promote
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:13
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[Africa] Ghana to introduce pictorial health warning on cigarettes

Ghana would introduce pictorial health warnings on cigarette pack by the close of the year, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Leader of the Ghanaian delegation to the 2014 6th Session of Conference of Party (COP6), announced. He said in 2013/2014 Ghana has stren
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:02
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[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] WHO Conference Bars Tobacco Industry ... Deliberate On Taxation Measures

Parties commenced the meeting by rejecting INTERPOL's application to observe the treaty because of its financial ties to the tobacco industry and ejected tobacco industry representatives from the proceedings. These actions paved the way for the swift ado
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Oct 15, 2014 13:14
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[Africa, South Africa] ROSE-INNES: E-cigarettes - the slow way to poison yourself?

There is as yet no known safe way to suck a non-medicinal drug into your lungs. While the much lower levels of nicotine in e-cigarette vapour don't cause acute poisoning, doctors are concerned about possible effects over the long term.
News24 (za)
added Oct 14, 2014 14:02
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