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Tobacco group wants government to set a minimum price for cigarettes in South Afric

Oct 26, 2020: As South Africa prepares for finance minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech this week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the country needs a new post-Covid-19 approach to the tobacco industry, says Zacharia Motsumi, spokesperson for the South Africa Tobacco Transformation Alliance.

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Donors distort WHO’s tobacco control policy, say experts

Oct 02, 2020: Consumer groups have accused the World Health Organization of being used by big pharmaceutical companies, charity foundations funded by billionaires and state-controlled tobacco companies to perpetuate cigarette trade by driving less harmful alternatives to the black market, leaving more than a billion smokers exposed to serious health risks from smoking.

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State-owned companies complicate the global fight against tobacco use

Oct 1, 2020: ● Efforts to curb tobacco have been thwarted in part because half the global cigarette industry is controlled by eight countries who are part of those efforts

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Experts Root For Oral Nicotine Products

Sept 30, 2020: In a webinar co-hosted by the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) and the Africa Tobacco Harm Reduction Forum (ATHRF), tobacco harm reduction experts urged Uganda to endorse the use of oral nicotine products in the fight against smoking.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)