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Kenyan to take reins as BAT boss Beverley Spencer exits

 December 07; 2020: British American Tobacco Kenya has named a Kenyan to head the cigarette-maker as it marks over 113 years in the market.

The firm on Monday announced Crispin Achola as its new managing director effective January 1, 2021, replacing Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo.

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Unintended consequences: New regulations must protect youth while maintaining access to harm reduction for adult smokers

Nov 28, 2020:  BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On November 26th, the Implementation Report of the Tobacco Control Act, was tabled on behalf of Health Minister Christian Dube.

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Africa: What are the Current Challenges for Tobacco Harm Reduction?

 On November 4th, 2020, the United-Kingdom based public health organization Knowledge Action Change, which aims at promoting health through the concept of harm reduction, issued an expert report entitled: Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction.

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County students warn of tobacco

 Nov 12, 2020: WHO estimates one billion people will die of smoking-related disease by the year 2100.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)