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UPDATE 2-Blast at Ghana petrol station kills about 90 people

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital Accra killed about 90 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain.... Initial signs suggested the fire started by accident,
Reuters
added Jun 4, 2015 10:02
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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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[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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A retrospective analysis of the association between tobacco smoking and deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in the Kassena-Nankana districts of Northern Ghana

we identified a strong relationship between tobacco use and deaths from respiratory diseases, but not an association with deaths from cardiovascular diseases. Our findings highlight the need to make appropriate health interventions to control tobacco use
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 25, 2015 12:50
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[Africa, Ghana] Nana Adwoa Awindor Defends Efya Over Smoking Claims

Nana Adwoa Awindor, mother of talented Ghanaian songstress Efya has debunked rumours that her daughter smokes stressing she has never seen her in the act before. The music career of Efya, born Jane Awindor, has been rocked with series of controversies a
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Apr 10, 2015 16:32
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[Africa] Ghana Likely To Face Sanctions Over Tobacco Control Protocol

some officials of government have arranged a meeting with major players in the tobacco industry for the purposes of addressing “their concerns”. The meeting which is said to be at the instigation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to be chaired by
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:28
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[Africa, Ghana] Illegal tobacco product hits market

Civil society group, Vision for Alternative Development (VALD,) has given hints over a new illegal tobacco product called 'shisha' which has been offered for sale on Ghanaian markets... on the blind side of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Ghan
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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“Pictures Don’t Lie, Seeing Is Believing”: Exploring Attitudes to the Introduction of Pictorial Warnings on Cigarette Packs in Ghana [FREE FULL TEXT]

Warning labels combining pictures and text have the potential to reduce smoking uptake, increase quit attempts, and reduce smoking appeal among smokers and nonsmokers in Ghana. Measures to prevent single stick sales, or to promote health messages to purch
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 4, 2014 13:23
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[Africa, Ghana] Expedite the Tobacco Tax Legislation process -Govt. urged

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to reject tobacco industry interferences in developing national Tobacco Tax Policy. “The recent proposal from the Ministry of Fin
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:30
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[Africa, Ghana] Report: Booming cigarette business on Oxford Street, Osu

Cigarette business on popular Oxford Street in Osu seems to be booming as retailers make hundreds of cedis a day from sales. Right from the Dankwa Circle through to Papaye, one can locate several cigarette joints spread along the Oxford Street.
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Nov 16, 2014 22:46
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