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[Africa] Ghana asked to regulate tobacco supply chain

Speaking at the Ghana 2015 International No Tobacco Day event in Accra, Dr Faried called for effective measures for facilitating or obtaining technical assistance and financial support, capacity building and international cooperation in order to achieve
Ghana News Agency (gh)
added Jun 7, 2015 10:30
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[Africa, Ghana] Revealed: Accra disaster was caused by 'man smoking cigarette'

“One man said that someone was smoking a cigarette which was then dropped on the fuel that had spilled out from the petrol station…,” BBC’s Sammy Darko reported to the International media firm. That, the eye witness implied started burning on the surfac
Adomonline.com (gh)
added Jun 5, 2015 15:09
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[Africa] Ghana petrol station inferno: Accra witnesses questioned

questioned about the cause of a petrol station fire in the capital, Accra, in which some 150 people died... Some young men became angry, denying they caused the fire. One witness suggested that the fire started when a cigarette was dropped, our reporter s
BBC Online
added Jun 5, 2015 15:00
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[Africa] OBARO: Public Smoking Should Be Banned In Nigeria

The popular Nigerian saying “chop alone and die alone” should be applied as far as smoking is concerned. It is morally wrong and socially unfair for some persons to continue “enjoying” smoking while others die as a result of breathing secondhand smoke. H
Naij.com (ng)
added Jun 4, 2015 09:46
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[Africa, South Africa] Electronic cigarettes safer than tobacco, says Vitality Institute

VITALITY Institute head Derek Yach on Tuesday urged doctors to promote electronic (e)-cigarettes to their smoking patients, saying they offered a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products. Tobacco products kill six million people a year, accordin
Business Day (za)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:50
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[Africa, Uganda] WOMEN and youths have shifted from Tobacco use to smoking Shisha.

According to a recent study done by the ministry of health and other partners, 62 percent of the entertainment places in Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso and Entebbe were serving Shisha to women an
The New Vision (ug)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:39
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[Africa] Ghana urged to ratify protocol on illicit trade in tobacco products

The Ghana Country Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Magda Robalo, Tuesday urged the Ghanaian government to ratify the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. tobacco She also asked the government to take concrete steps
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:19
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[South Africa, Zambia] Africa losing $40bn in illegal cigarette trade

A SOUTHERN tobacco body has urged African governments to stamp out illegal tobacco trade, as their economies are losing billions of dollars in taxes annually. Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) revealed that governments in the region are losing
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jun 3, 2015 00:02
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[Africa, Asia, Burma/Myanmar, Nigeria, UK] Minister worked as spin doctor for tobacco giant that paid workers £15 a month

The employment minister, Priti Patel, was part of a team of spin doctors paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to help a tobacco giant counter negative publicity...documents, released by BAT following a legal action, show that Patel was one of seven emplo
The Observer (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:49
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[Africa, Ghana] World No Tobacco Day: Health Ministry Cautions Against Harmful Effects Of Tobacco

Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, advocates tobacco cessation. According to the statement about 10 per cent of the adult population in Ghana smoke cigarette, including 4.6 per cent Junior High School students.
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (gh)
added May 30, 2015 15:59
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