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Tobacco watchdogs express COVID-19 related concerns in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Indonesia


Global tobacco industry watchdog organisations, STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), are urging caution following a rash of reports that tobacco industry practices may be putting their workers at risk for COVID-19. The alert comes amid news that two factory workers have died from COVID-19 and dozens of others tested positive at HM Sampoerna, a Philip Morris International affiliate ...

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Prosperous tobacco farmer stories a myth, ERA/FoEN tells African govts

As the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) approaches, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alerted African governments on the need to be wary of tobacco industry exaggeration of farmers’ gains. The undue attention of the tobacco transnational on so-called prosperous ...

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Anti-tobacco group seeks speedy action on control bill

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has urged the National Assembly to fast-track work on the repackaged National Tobacco Control Bill. The NTCA Alliance Manager, Gbenga Adejuwon, made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday at a session to mark the 2014 World Tobacco Day (WTD). The WTD 2014 has “Raise Tobacco Taxes” as its theme. Adejuwon commended the Federal Executive ...

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