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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

[Africa] Tobacco industry union petitions Malawi leader over their concerns

The trade union representing the tobacco industry in Malawi has petitioned President Peter Mutharika urging him to ensure his administration addresses their concerns including child labour and other issues. Speaking after delivering a petition to the Off
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:44

[Africa, Nigeria] Groups urge Senate to pass Tobacco Control Bill

A coalition of civil society groups have urged the Senate to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, which will be open for public hearing on Wednesday is in conformity with the provisions of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:13

[Africa, Kenya] Kiambu, Murang'a to ban public smoking

Kiambu and Murang’a MCAs have said they will pass laws to ban smoking in public areas. They said this will reduce tobacco-related deaths. A workshop for policy makers from both counties organised by the Tobacco Control Board at a Thika hotel on Friday
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:39

[Africa, Kenya] Cigarette maker's stock touches historical Sh1,000 at the bourse

British American Tobacco stock opens trade today as the most expensive share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, having closed at a historical high of Sh999 on Friday.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:38

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Bittersweet tale of 'new tobacco' in Zim

Though lauded as one of the success stories of the land reform programme in the country, tobacco farming has left a trail of environmental degradation, a starving nation and a health compromised tobacco small-scale farming community. (uk)
added Oct 12, 2014 22:33

[Africa, Nigeria] We Cannot Be Complacent About the Tobacco Control Bill

A country’s development is not only determined by the size of its Gross Domestic Product, but how its society engages with issues like this. How great it would be if health professionals could find a rallying point in this cause.
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:10

[Africa] Stakeholders warn FG against tobacco ban …Say it’ll create worse problems for Nigeria

the legislation should be such that is enforceable and its out­comes, realistic and predict­able,” said Olusegun Sotola, head of Research and Advo­cacy at the Initiative for Pub­lic Policy Analysis (IPPA), an independent policy research organisation based
Daily Sun (ng)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:07

[Africa, Russia, Zimbabwe] Farmers cry foul over exclusion

The International Tobacco Growers Association has complained over the exclusion of agricultural experts from the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's 6th meeting which will be held in Moscow from October 13 to 18 as this wi
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:48

[Africa] Tanzania: Activists Demand Total Ban On Shisha Smoking

WHILE more people take up the smoking of shisha as a recreational activity in many parts of the country, antitobacco activists have called for the ban of the practice altogether with mounting concern that it could be used to cover up alcohol and drug abu
added Oct 7, 2014 13:27
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