NEWS AND EVENTS - TOBACCO INDUSTRY NEWS
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Business bodies slam Nairobi’s Tobacco Bill as too oppressive
Mar 04, 2019: Business operators in Nairobi have rejected the proposed Nairobi City County Tobacco Bill 2018 terming it a subjective and ‘evil’ way of rising revenue.

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BAT Says Would Fight Menthol Cigarette Ban If Proposed In US
February 28, 2019: British American Tobacco would challenge restrictions on menthol cigarettes by U.S. health regulators, due to its belief that they would have no impact on smoking rates, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

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Malaysia: Tobacco Firms Tread Softly On Alternative Products In The Absence Of Clear Laws
February 27, 2019: AS the government imposes more restrictive regulations on cigarette use in the country, more people are turning to reduced-risk products (RRPs) such as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HNB) devices as an alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Nigeria: A Case For Prudent Regulation Of The Tobacco Industry
February 26, 2019: The Nigerian Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) generated considerable interest among contending parties before its enactment on the 28th of May 2015, following its passage earlier by the National Assembly.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)