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Lawmakers ban public smoking, alcohol adverts

The Ethiopian parliament has passed a draft bill dubbed ‘Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation’ restricting smoking in all indoor workplaces, public places and means of public transport and prohibited alcohol promotion on broadcasting medias.

Ethiopia drafts stringiesttobacco law

In a bid to prevent the public from a devastating health consequences attributed to tobacco products, the Ethiopian government is set to introduce a stringent law that will restrict the tobacco industry from having any interference and interaction with government officials mainly responsible for the adoption of public health policy and implementations. 

Japan tobacco assigns new CEO

A couple of weeks after the transfer of 30 percent stake belonging to the Ethiopian government in the National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE) SC to Japan Tobacco International, the company has assigned a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to spearhead its operation in Ethiopia, it was learnt.

Gov. withdraws from tobacco business

The Government of Ethiopia has decided to transfer its last remaining 30 percent stake in the National Tobacco Enterprise SC to the Japanese tobacco giant, Japan Tobacco International (JTI), at a total cost of USD 434 million.

Gov’t withdraws from tobacco investment

The Government of Ethiopia has decided to transfer its last remaining 30 percent stake in the National Tobacco Enterprise to the Japanese tobacco giant Japan Tobacco International (JTI) at a total cost of 434 million dollar, The Reporter has learnt.