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Tanzania: Action Sought To Rescue Tobacco Sector
January 25, 2020: Dodoma — The Parliamentary Industry, Trade and Environment Committee has tasked the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) to fully intervene and subsequently rescue the country's tobacco industry which is burdened by destructive pests, among other challenges.

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As Worldwide Smoking Rates Fall, Africa's Shoot Up -- With Deadly Consequences
Mar 18, 2019: Public health experts visit Malawi and Kenya, arguing that Africans must have access to lower-risk alternatives to smoking

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Zambia: Farmers Union welcomes move to bring harmony to the Tobacco Industry
March 18, 2019: The Zambia National Farmers Union has welcomed, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo’s directive to his Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo to immediately start the process of reviewing the laws governing the Tobacco sector to bring harmony to the industry.

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Zimbabwe: Dembare strike sponsorship deal
Mar 06, 2019: DYNAMOS chairman, Isaiah Mupfurutsa, described the unveiling of their $1m sponsorship package by Gold Leaf Tobacco Zimbabwe as a momentous occasion which will help transform the bankrupt club.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)