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[Nigeria] OLUWAFEMI: Pass Tobacco Control Bill Now!

Speech by Akinbode Oluwafemi, Director, Corporate Accountability & Administration, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), at a civil society press briefing on the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) Public Hearing in Abuja
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Jul 20, 2014 10:08
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[Africa, India, Nigeria] Betty Abah: Our threatened 'pikins' and the tobacco profiteers

We must summon the courage to go the way of other Africa countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Togo among others that passed effective smoke-free laws. We must summon the courage to say ‘no, not again, not our children, soulless Big Tobacco’.
DailyPost (ng)
added Jul 18, 2014 15:28

[Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe] NATT Cautions African Governments Against Tobacco Lobbyists

The Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnational (NATT), has asked African governments, to be alert of the ploy of tobacco industry lobbyists at the October conference on economic-viability alternatives in Moscow. NATT, a coalition of more than 1
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (gh)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:09

Deputy Healthcare Minister: Legalisation of marijuana impossible in Russia now

The official also commented on the situation in Russia where electronic cigarettes had been getting more popular and on the fact that they were outside the new anti-tobacco regulations. “Well, electronic cigarettes are a rather new product, and the attit
added Jul 12, 2014 10:36

[Africa] Zimbabwe: Tobacco Growers Participate in Sector Regulation

THE International Tobacco Growers Association Africa (ITGA) Regional meeting called for the participation of tobacco growers in the formulation of regulations and policies that are threatening the production of tobacco around the world. The production of
added Jul 11, 2014 07:33

[Nigeria] NATT To African Govts: Be Vigilant to Tobacco Industry Tactics to Thwart COP6 Discussions

Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT)...has urged African governments to be alert to subtle attempts by the tobacco industry to get its front group - the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) - on the table in upcoming tal
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Jul 11, 2014 06:34

[Asia, China] Changes sought in smoking law

Anti-tobacco activists have called for more specifics in Beijing's legislation on smoking control, which is now under review and expected to take effect in 2015. Under the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which China (cn)
added Jul 11, 2014 00:06

Tobacco Use Among Youths — Argentina, 2007 and 2012

The findings that "ever tobacco" use among adolescent males and females is decreasing in Argentina are consistent with the decrease reported among adults in Argentina in the 2012 Global Adult Tobacco Survey.* Although Argentina has not ratified the WHO F
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:53

[Philippines] PhilHealth urged to fund quit-smoking program

An antitobacco group on Tuesday urged the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to shoulder part of the expenses smokers face when they decide to kick their habit in cessation clinics. One effective way to encourage smokers to continue
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 10, 2014 22:04


Nigeria lags behind set targets to control world tobacco use in a treaty it signed onto in 2005. There are also claims that the tobacco industry is undermining efforts at legislative and control to reduce its use. The Framework Convention of Tobacco Contr
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jul 8, 2014 13:09
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