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L’Afrique doit se mobiliser pour arrêter l’industrie du tabac qui exploite le COVID 19 pour développer ses affaires

Déclaration de Sessou Léonce, Secrétaire Exécutif, Alliance pour le Contrôle du Tabac en Afrique (ACTA) Lomé, 20 avril 2020 En cette période difficile où le monde lutte pour faire face à la pandémie de la maladie à corona virus (COVID-19), la communauté africaine de lutte antitabac a constaté avec consternation que les multinationales du tabac profitent...

Kenya: BAT rejects Health ministry’s guide on nicotine pouches

British American Tobacco (BAT) has lamented plans by Kenya’s Health ministry to classify its nicotine pouches as tobacco products regulated under the tobacco control law. The Health ministry in early February ruled the sale and distribution of BAT nicotine pouches, trading under Lyft brand, be done under the Tobacco Control Act —a move that would...

South Africa: Tobacco companies ‘show true colours’ in illicit trade spat

There is probably truth in all allegations that South Africa’s multinational and smaller tobacco companies have been levelling against each other regarding their supposed involvement in the burgeoning illicit tobacco products trade in both South Africa and other parts of Africa. This was according to Prof Corné van Walbeek, director of the University of Cape...

RBZ (Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe) throws tobacco farmers into vicious debt trap

ABOUT 90% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers have been thrown into a vicious debt trap that could be difficult to exit unless the government announces a payment model that addresses glaring shortcomings, the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA) warned this week. Speaking ahead of the 2021 marketing season “unilaterally” set for April 7 by the Tobacco Industry...

China to strengthen supervision on e-cigarettes, new tobacco products; share of e-vapor company hit

Chinese regulations on tobacco management are to be revised in order to strengthen supervision and administration of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. Shares of e-cigarette and e-vapor companies hit after the official statement was released on Monday. A clause is planned to be added to the Detailed Rules for the Implementation of the Tobacco...

India: State hikes age limit for tobacco consumption to 21 years

The state government has hiked the legal age for consumption of tobacco products to 21 years, besides banning hookah bars The state government has hiked the legal age for consumption of tobacco products to 21 years, besides banning hookah bars. This came after the state Assembly recently on Monday passed the Cigarette and Other Tobacco...