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[Africa, Nigeria] OBI: Why legislators must be fair on tobacco legislation

While other groups presented their memoranda, which were based on factual information in a civil manner, a member of the anti-tobacco groups attempted to scare members of the committee and others by bandying exaggerated figures to make his case better th
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:14
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[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: The Tobacco Control Bill

Although, the bill has been long overdue, it is heart-warming that it finally scaled the hurdles built against it by powerful interest groups and, by passing the bill, Nigeria has joined the league of countries concerned with the health of its population
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:12
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[Africa, Nigeria] Signing of Tobacco Bill Will Be Lasting Health Legacy, Groups Tell Jonathan

A coalition of civil society groups have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) passed by the Senate and House of Representatives recently as a parting gift to Nigerians.
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added May 26, 2015 08:39
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[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Sales Surpass 120 Million KG

Zimbabwe has surpassed the 120 million kilogramme mark for flue-cured tobacco sales despite poor rains that affected production. Late rains, dry spells and floods affected production this season. This is the sixth time that the country has scored such
All-Africa.com
added May 26, 2015 08:30
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[Africa, Nigeria] Experts Call For Stringent Measures Against Tobacco Smoking

Experts on Monday called for controlled measures against tobacco and smoking to reduce the severe negative implications to health. The experts spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos ahead of the 2015 World No Tobacco Day om May 31.
Leadership (ng)
added May 25, 2015 22:45
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco earnings leap to $225m

ZIMBABWE has earned more than $225 million from 36,3 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported since January. During the same period last year, flue cured tobacco exports realised $58.6 million from 16,4 million kg.
Chronicle (zw)
added May 20, 2015 05:53
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[Africa, Namibia] MUBITA: Smoking Zambezians to death

approved plans we are told – to develop a 10 000-hectare fertile piece of land at Liselo, in the Zambezi region into a tobacco farm. Hunger and malnutrition are made worse when governments use scarce land for tobacco production rather than for growing foo
The Southern Times (New Era Corp.) (na)
added May 18, 2015 11:02
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[Africa, South Africa] SARS drama spills over into the UK

The sordid SA Revenue Service (SARS) drama is spilling over into the UK, where police are now investigating...BAT had paid Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter to feed them intelligence on the illicit tobacco trade in South Africa.
News24 (za)
added May 18, 2015 10:53
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[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014.
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40
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[Africa, Nigeria] Senate passes Tobacco Control Bill into law

The Senate yesterday passed into law the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, after the document had spent several years on the shelf of the National Assembly. But rather than impose an outright ban on the smoking of cigarette, Senate opted for controlle
Daily Post (ng)
added May 14, 2015 10:02
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