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[Kenya, Uganda] Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investig
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 13:39
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[Africa] Tobacco: A Blessing and a Poison for Kenya’s Women Farmers

“I plant it just because it brings me money … Otherwise, the smoke during curing is too toxic and it burns.” But this is a dangerous practice. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that nicotine absorbed through the skin from handling wet tobacco lea
News Deeply: Women and Girls (Gates Foundation)
added Jul 3, 2017 15:35
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[Africa, Kenya] Sacked Alliance One Tobacco workers demand their dues

Former employees of an American tobacco company have accused the firm of withholding their dues. The 258 workers were laid off in 2015, when Alliance One Tobacco scaled down their operations in Kenya. In an affidavit filed in court, their representative,
The Standard (ke)
added Jun 5, 2017 21:08
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[Africa, Rwanda] Kenya launches guidelines to reduce domestic tobacco use

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Julius Korir said the deaths due to tobacco use in the country have been steadily increasing hence the need to establish tobacco control measures such as offering dependence treatment and cessation services.
Coastweek (ke)
added Jun 2, 2017 18:01
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[Africa, Kenya] Free medical aid for smokers who are trying to quit

About 50 per cent of Kenya’s estimated three million smokers are struggling to kick the deadly habit, the Health ministry says. Health PS Julius Korir yesterday urged smokers to seek free medical help, instead of trying to stop the habit on their own. “
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:26
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[Africa] Kenya launches guidelines to reduce tobacco use

Kenya's health ministry on Wednesday launched guidelines to help in the reduction on the use and treatment of tobacco in the East African country. Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health Julius Korir said the deaths due to tobacco use in the country
Xinhua Newswire
added May 31, 2017 18:53
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[Africa] Kenyans smoke more than 22 million cigarettes a day

Kenyans and Nairobians in particular are smoking their way to sickness and early graves. Official World Health Organisation data found that in 2013 about 6.4 billion cigarettes were smoked in Kenya. In 2015, the figure had climbed to over 8 billion. We ar
The Standard (ke)
added May 30, 2017 21:23
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[Africa, Kenya] Rising cigarette prices fail to reduce smoking

The cheap cost of cigarettes in Kenya —sold as a single stick instead of by the pack as required by law — is keeping smokers on a habit... “Young people, the less-educated and people with lower incomes are paying more for cigarettes and spending a greate
Daily Nation (ke)
added May 30, 2017 21:17
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco worse than terrorism

Included in Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations are ...These same provisions are in the Uganda Tobacco Control Act of 2015. In the said Act the introductory and the preamble sections elucidate the objectives of the Act which among others is to fulfill Uga
The Independent (ug)
added May 3, 2017 22:34
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco’s ill effects surpass terrorists’ threats

[BAT's] Kenyan subsidiary filed a High court civil suit claiming that Kenya’s Tobacco Control regulations were unconstitutional. The court ruled in favour of health... These same provisions are in Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act of 2015. The court of appeal
The Observer (ug)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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