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Raise tobacco tax to make cigarettes less affordable

9 November 2019, 10:22 PM

Tobacco tax remains the most effective, least used, public health intervention in the efforts to curb the tobacco epidemic in South Africa and abroad, writes Savera Kalideen.

FDA pulls up Walmart, Kroger, others for selling tobacco to minors

13 April 2019, 7:50 AM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it has sent letters to Walmart Inc, Kroger Co and 10 other convenience store chains for selling tobacco products to minors.

Facebook, Google tools reveal new political ad tactics

7 November 2018, 7:16 AM

Facebook Inc and Google, introduced the databases this year to give details on some political ads bought on their services, a response to US prosecutors’ allegations that Russian agents who deceptively interfered in the 2016 election purchased ads from the companies.

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National Council Against Smoking proposes more tax increase on cigarettes

17 October 2018, 7:29 PM

The National Council Against Smoking says it wants tax on cigarettes increased by 70 % to reduce tobacco consumption and increase tax revenue.

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Africa popular among tobacco companies

29 August 2018, 9:07 PM

A study conducted by the University of Cape Town’s Economics of Tobacco Control Project has found that Africa has become a prime target for tobacco companies.

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