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[Africa, South Africa] Report says tobacco kills 5 700 in Malawi: Calls to ratify control treaty keep on growing

Ghebreyesus warned that WHO will not watch the tobacco industry interfering with control efforts to undermine public health Emma Wanyonyi, Director at the Kenyan based, International Institute for Legal Affairs says that Malawi’s policy makers need to m
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:05
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[Africa, South Africa] CASTRO/DAIN: Now's the time to turn tide on avoidable diseases

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and big tobacco, big food and big soda sharper than in South Africa; then on the African continent. Let’s consider some of the facts: Nearly a quarter of males in Africa smoke.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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[South Africa] Motsoaledi says he 'hates' tobacco industry, vows stricter legislation

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has vowed to implement stricter tobacco controls, acknowledging that SA has slacked in taking action, and new legislation would be put into place to fight an industry which he 'hates' and only 'causes mayhem'.
Health24 News [INACTIVE]
added Mar 8, 2018 03:25
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[South Africa] Bloomberg launches $20 million fund to fight tobacco companies

Michael Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced it would provide $20 million in funding to launch Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a new global watchdog that will aggressively monitor deceptive tobacco industry ta
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 7, 2018 21:47
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[Africa, South Africa] Experts, policy makers head to Cape Town to battle 'Big Tobacco'

Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers are convening this week in Cape Town to confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from Ma
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group reminder: Put new graphic warnings on tobacco packaging

Health advocates reminded the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that the new graphic health warnings (GHW), showing the harmful effects of smoking, should appear on all tobacco packaging. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) said that
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:22
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines] Big Tobacco’s smoke and mirrors in Asean

Even when bolstered by the support of the Bloomberg Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, strong tobacco control remains elusive in the region. The main reason is the tobacco industry, which has proved to be a tenacious bully when it come
Asian Correspondent.com (Hybrid News Ltd)
added Mar 2, 2018 00:18
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Luczon: Burning questions in tobacco control

despite all this, its implementation remains a challenge. Even the owner of that store in Cogon still sells cigarette sticks and even in cases. This is a reality that is still lamented by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines, A
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:59
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[Africa, Kenya] WANYONYI / KIDIYA: Wiping out illicit tobacco trade

the ITP will enter into force and become binding on the 90th day following the 40th ratification by parties to the FCTC. As of February 1, Togo became the 34th country to ratify and so far, only six more countries are needed. Thereafter, parties will beg
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 21, 2018 01:25
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[Malaysia] No smoking campaigns having impact on the young

The “Tak Nak” campaign, which ran from 2004 to 2010, was one of three programmes launched by the Health Ministry. There others were the Smoke-Free Generation Initiative; Malaysian Quit Smoking Services, or mQuit Programme, initiated in 2015; and KOTAK or
Yahoo!
added Feb 18, 2018 18:39
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