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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco Control Bill shelved

The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill was sent back for further amendment...the draft law, whose purpose is to align local tobacco control efforts with the [FCTC], did not go through as planned ...“What they are basically asking for is that the structure
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:57
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[Botswana] Anti tobacco war firms up

Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. This was said by Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato at a national tobacco conference in Ga
Botswana Daily News (bw)
added Jul 13, 2017 18:05
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[Africa, Botswana] BOIMA: Smoking…Is it that cool after all?

In this article, we explore reasons why someone might pick up that first cigarette. Peer pressure – most young people will smoke because their friends or peers smoke. They may feel pressured into doing the same to be accepted as part of the group. The oth
Weekend Post (bw)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:15
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco, poverty are strange bedfellows

Anti-Tobacco Network had a conversation with the Tlhokwe family, a family of 10... This destitute squad of smokers, who epitomise desolation in its true sense of the word, can make a pyre with their cigarettes in the midst of grinding poverty.
Mmegi (bw)
added Jun 19, 2017 14:22
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[Africa, Botswana] Molao encourages smokers to quit

The Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology...said that smoking tobacco substances in public spaces, a common practice in modern society, is very harmful to human beings’ health as it affects both smokers and non-smok
Mmegi (bw)
added Jun 7, 2017 15:03
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[Africa, Botswana] Gov’t to strengthen tobacco control laws

“The Government of Botswana in recognising that tobacco use is a health and development priority, has committed to strengthen national tobacco control laws by repealing the Control of Smoking Act of 2004 to be compliant with the WHO FCTC. The legislation
Mmegi (bw)
added Mar 27, 2017 15:26
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco levy to fund anti-smoking initiatives

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has set up a task team to device modalities of how the tobacco levy would be channelled towards tobacco control activities, a senior health official has said.
Mmegi (bw)
added Oct 26, 2016 13:46
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[Africa, Botswana] Govt loses millions to illegal tobacco trade

Recently, the Botswana Police reported an annual loss of P 3,328,000 through cigarette smuggling at the Tlokweng border...the MoH, in collaboration with the World Bank, is conducting a workshop aimed at eliminating illicit trade on tobacco products in th
Mmegi (bw)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:45
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[Africa, Botswana] Anti-smoking group warns against British America Tobacco

Anti Tobacco Network (ATN) has condemned partnerships between BAT and key stakeholders in the wake of bribery revelations in African states... ATN said “dirty dealings” of the tobacco conglomerate in countries like Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda aimed at sabot
Mmegi (bw)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:20
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[Botswana] African states rally for greater tobacco control

African states have been urged to unite in the war against tobacco consumption as ‘the common enemy’, the tobacco industry, is well-resourced...Uganda’s principal medical officer, who is also the tobacco control focal person in that country, Sheila Ndyana
Mmegi (bw)
added Oct 22, 2015 11:40
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