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[Africa, Uganda] Debate on Tobacco Control Bill suspended

deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Tuesday halted the debate on the Bill to allow MPs harmonise contentious provisions...Hotel Owners Association say this will leave adult smokers with no place to consume a legitimate product which is a human right contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:23
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[Africa, Kenya] Bar owners oppose new tobacco laws

Through their lobby, Pubs and Restaurants Association Kenya, the managers and owners of restaurants fear losing revenue if smokers stay away due to the harsh conditions. Association’s Chief Executive Lillian Kalela said the regulations will increase cost
The Standard (ke)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:24
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[Africa] Kenyan tobacco firm BAT says H1 pretax profit up 8 pct

said on Thursday it posted an 8 percent rise in its first half pretax profit to 2.77 billion shillings ($27.53 million), helped by improved sales and a favourable exchange rate on export sales.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2015 19:16
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[Africa, Tanzania] MWITA: Tobacco Smokers Must Kick the Offending Habit

Other anti-smoking efforts have seen the Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF) urging the government to introduce alternative cash crops in tobacco growing areas because tobacco growers encountered more health hazards than direct benefits from their work
All-Africa.com
added Jul 25, 2015 15:26
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[Africa] Kenyan tobacco firm BAT says H1 pretax profit up 8 pct

said its gross turnover was up 3 percent to 17.35 billion shillings, while its earnings per share rose to 19.41 shillings from 17.93 shillings in the first half of 2014.
Reuters
added Jul 23, 2015 15:46
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[Africa] Where are the women in Uganda’s boardrooms?

Dr. Maggie Kigozi sits on several corporate boards. Among others, she is a non-executive director at British American Tobacco and Crown Beverages. Her rise in the corporate boardrooms is attributed to hard work, networking, influence, enterprise and suc
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 13:01
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[Africa, Uganda] Parliament warned on Tobacco Control Bill

Uganda Law Society wondered why legally licenced businesses were being subjected to harassment....the Bill generally contradicts the Constitution, since it infringes on the right of smokers and legally licenced businesses. Uganda Law Society also said so
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:59
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[Africa, Uganda] LETTER: Smoking in public places isn’t a right

Please, Private Sector Foundation, Uganda Law Society, the tobacco industry and its enthusiasts, kindly spare those who don’t use tobacco products particularly in public places. Our MPs, I appeal to you to maintain the clause on 100 per cent smoke-free
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:58
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[Africa, Uganda] ZAKUMUMPA: Madam Speaker, pass the Tobacco Control Bill now

That Uganda should spend more than four years debating whether we need a tobacco control law, in defiance of science, speaks volumes, partly on the power of the tobacco industry in Uganda today. The UK’s University of Bath has published research results
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:36
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[Africa] Zimbabwe 2015 tobacco sales down 8.5 percent after drought

Zimbabwe's tobacco sales have dropped 8.5 percent to 188.5 million kilogrammes this year after drought in southern Africa affected production of the country's top export earner, an official said on Thursday. Andrew Matibiri, chief executive of the Tobacc
Reuters
added Jul 17, 2015 12:44
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