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2nd June 2023
18th May 2023
Egypt: The Public Prosecution in New Cairo has requested a police investigation into British American Tobacco (BAT) after a distribution company accused the tobacco giant of commercial fraud, media reports. Cult Creative Association said BAT had terminated its contract to distribute its Glo heated tobacco brand in Egypt in June 2022 without prior notice.
9th May 2023
Egypt: The president’s health adviser, Mohamed Tag-Eldin, has told TV viewers that heated tobacco is no safer than combustible cigarettes and can have serious side effects such as poisoning, lung damage and nerve inflammation.
17th April 2023
Morocco: The Ministry of Economy and Finance issued Decision No. 890.23/2023, approving the sales prices of heated tobacco products. The ministry approved a price of MAD35 ($3.50) per unit each for Farstar Regular, Amber, Menthol, Lemon, and Blueberry products.
17th April 2023
Algeria: During an oral question session in the parliament, member of parliament (MP) Abdelkader Qouri asked the minister of industry and pharmaceutical production, Ali Aoun, about the strategies the ministry would adopt to combat illicit products on the market, and called for an amendment to the current tobacco regime to facilitate the manufacture and import processes of tobacco products. Aoun emphasised the need to combat tobacco use and said there are no plans to change the current regime.
27th March 2023
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27th February 2023
23rd February 2023
South Africa: The National Treasury, in its 2023 Budget Review, proposed a 4.9% increase in excise duty on heated tobacco sticks from ZAR14.87 ($0.81) to ZAR15.60 ($0.85) per pack of 20. The treasury said a tobacco review paper would be published later this year, following consultations on excise policies.
16th February 2023
Egypt: House of Representatives member Safaa Gaber Eada of the Homeland Defenders Party has written to the prime minister and the president of the Supreme Media Council, calling for a ban on TV dramas and movies showing the use of tobacco, press reports.
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