Barnabas Tondhlana To Head East and Southern African Health Reporters Forum

By Michael Gwarisa In Nairobi Kenya VETERAN Zimbabwean Journalist, Barnabas Tondhlana has been unanimously endorsed to chair the newly formed East and Southern Africa Harm Reduction Health Reporters Initiative. The initiative was formed on November 2017 in Naivasha, following a convention by tobacco industry stakeholders on tobacco harm reduction. The group consists of over 60 journalists drawn from Nigeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Tondhlana has more than 20 years Journalism experience and has headed various news organisations in…

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Technology Key In Reducing Tobacco Harm- Experts

By Michael Gwarisa In Nairobi, Kenya ADOPTING new technologies such as the E-Cigarettes could go a long way in alleviating harm caused by tobacco smoking, experts have said. These development came out during the the Tobacco Harm Reduction Workshop in Naivash-Kenya which is aimed at pushing to provide a new frontier to a smoke free world as well as discuss how new technologies can reduce tobacco harm and accelerate the journey to a smoke-free world The conference, themed “Tobacco harm reduction: Towards a smoke free world” identified the urgent need to…

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Tobacco Smoking Increases In Teenagers

…Experts Call For New Technologies To Fight Tobacco Harm… By Michael Gwarisa from Nairobi, Kenya AFRICA is recording a massive increase in cases of child smokers with children between the ages of 13 and 15 being the biggest victims owing to peer pressure as well as the cheap pricing of cigarettes in most  African markets. The call comes amidst indications of increased cases on Child smokers in Africa with high  cases having been recorded in West Africa, East and other some parts Southern Parts of Africa. Speaking during a Tobacco…

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