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[Africa] ‘NIGERIA LAGGING BEHIND ON ANTI-TOBACCO TARGETS’

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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[Africa] Farmers read mischief in tobacco control convention

International Tobacco Growers’ Association has said they alarmed by recommendations proposed in the next Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will penalise farmers. ITGA said this will be unfair since the crop is their route out of poverty. “The peopl
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Jul 8, 2014 06:38
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[Zimbabwe] Africa Tobacco Growers Fight Anti-Smoking Initiative

After a three-day meeting in Harare, the president of the International Tobacco Growers Association, Francois van der Merwe, told VOA that the anti-tobacco campaign would result in the economy of some countries crashing as they depend heavily on the leaf
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 4, 2014 11:05
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[Africa, Uganda] Scientists call for tobacco advertising ban

UGANDAN scientists on Thursday warned of a tobacco epidemic in the making as they urged lawmakers to repeal the 1967 Tobacco Control and Marketing Act ...Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAC), made the call while appearing before the parliamentary c
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 5, 2014 21:00
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[Africa, Uganda] Scientists call for tobacco advertising ban

Prof. Francis Omaswa argued that a comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the World Health Organisation Framework Convention for Tobacco Control treaty to which Uganda is a signatory.
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:40
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[Philippines] Legislators back 3rd-party monitoring of tobacco firms

Members of the House ways and means committee have endorsed a proposal to assign a nongovernment organization to monitor tax compliance of cigarette companies. Northern Samar Rep. Emil Ong and OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres said they would fi
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 3, 2014 03:59
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco growers want say in decision-making processes

International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) says the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) should not exclude tobacco growers in key decisions-making processes as the body fights the proposed ban on the grow
Newsday (zw)
added Jul 4, 2014 13:36
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[Zimbabwe] Africa Economy: Tobacco growers appeal for inclusion in WHO meetings

President of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) Francois van der Merwe said at the end of a two-day regional annual meeting in the Zimbabwean capital Harare that tobacco growers were concerned about their continued exclusion from meetin
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 2, 2014 20:15
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INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION (ITGA) - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (PDF)

• Despite its name, ITGA really represents the interests of transnational tobacco companies rather than those of tobacco farmers. • ITGA’s main supporters are international cigarette and tobacco leaf companies, including Alliance One International, B
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 14, 2014 21:18
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[Europe] JOOSENS/GILMORE/BERTELETTI: The anti-contraband agreement with PMI should not be extended

there are significant failures of their ‘reasonable expectations’ as to their public health benefits under the agreements and recommend strongly the EU not to extend its agreement with PMI and the three other tobacco companies.
Europolitics (Europe Information Service) (be)
added Jul 7, 2014 15:54
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