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[Africa, Rwanda] Tobacco addiction on the rise among youth

In order to find out how tobacco smoking is posing a big health risk to the youth in the City of Kigali, Sunday Times visited Kicukiro Centre. Here, many young people do casual jobs to earn a living and most of them use tobacco as refreshment. But what
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 27, 2015 11:20

[Africa] Rwanda to draft tobacco control law

Rwandan Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho said Wednesday the government was drawing up a tobacco consumption code to protect both smokers and nonsmokers from the effects of smoking. Speaking on the sidelines of an international conference on fighting toba
Xinhua Newswire
added Nov 7, 2013 13:07

[Rwanda] Africans discuss tobacco control policy

Health specialists from around Africa are discussing policy coordination for tobacco control in a three-day workshop held in Kigali organized by the World Health Organization and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).
The Rwanda Focus (rw)
added Oct 18, 2013 08:25

[Rwanda] NTAYOMBYA: Who cares if children die from secondhand smoking? Nobody

I discovered that there wasn’t a penalty for public smoking. In other words, if someone was caught smoking gleefully, there wasn’t a thing that anyone could do to punish him or her. At the end of the day, it is naïve to think that people will change the
The New Times (rw)
added Jul 31, 2013 12:12

[Africa, Rwanda] Blanket ban on smoking counterproductive -- Asiimwe

The Minister of State in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Anita Asiimwe, has said that when it comes to tobacco, the focus should be on educating people about its negative effects rather than on forcefully making them quit smoking.
The Rwanda Focus (rw)
added Jun 18, 2013 06:13

[Rwanda] Law enforcers gear up to act on public smoking ban

Public places will be required to have a smoking area, with clear notices displayed in Kinyarwanda, English and French stating that smoking is only permitted in that area. The law will require premise owners or any person offended by a smoker anywhere o
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 3, 2013 09:20

[Africa, Rwanda] WHO calls for heavy taxes on tobacco products

The east African Community (EAC) governments should increase taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking. According to the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa, taxes on tobacco products are low in East Africa, which makes it easy for many people to
The New Times (rw)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:16

[Africa] Rwanda ranked least EAC country on death attributable to tobacco

Kigali: Research findings from the 2012 study indicate that, 7.5% of the Rwandan population are tobacco consumers a fact that ranks Rwanda the least tobacco consumer compared to other EAC countries ... The proportion of death attributable to tobacco vari
Rwanda News Agency (rw)
added Mar 29, 2013 14:39

Rwanda smoking law to affect businesses

According to the new law, smokers will be among others prohibited from smoking in public areas like such as office buildings, court premises, factories, cinema halls, theatres, hospitals, clinics, restaurants, hotels and bars, among other places.
East African Business Week
added Oct 12, 2012 08:01

[Rwanda] Are the days of public smokers numbered?

THE Senate has moved closer to making smoking in public places illegal. This week, the house unanimously voted in favour of the tobacco control legislation that had spent the last two years in the senate. When the bill comes into law, smokers may have t
The New Times (rw)
added Oct 8, 2012 04:50
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