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[Africa, Uganda] Authorities intensify fight against tobacco smoking

the health officials say it would be a de-service to the country if they sit back and watch as Ugandans continue to die of diseases associated with tobacco smoking . “Since we are in the health field, we know the dangers associated with smoking and we wi
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Oct 8, 2017 16:16
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[Africa, Uganda] Police told to enforce Tobbaco Control Act

Andrew Kwizera from Campaign for Tobacco free kids said. Kwizera was on Friday speaking during a training for policemen from the Narcotics desks of different police stations namely; Kira, Jinja Road, Mukono and the Central Police Station. He explained tha
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 13, 2017 01:37
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[Kenya, Uganda] Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry's dirty war for the African market

British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investig
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 13:39
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[Africa, Uganda] Public smokers face prosecution

Starting today, anyone found smoking in public places will be arrested. This follows a court ruling that blocked a move by British American Tobacco (BAT) to temporarily halt the implementation of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. On Wednesday, a panel of f
The New Vision (ug)
added May 19, 2017 05:06
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British American Tobacco Uganda to pay Ushs 7.8 billion to shareholders in June 2017

“In 2016 we overcame a general decline in cigarette volumes and revenues by 7% and 13%, respectively. The company also maintained a strong market position coupled with 32% volume growth for its flagship brand – Sportsman and 1% volume growth for its glob
CEO Magazine (ug)
added May 11, 2017 00:36
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Practices related to tobacco sale, promotion and protection from tobacco smoke exposure in restaurants and bars in Kampala before implementation of the Uganda tobacco control Act 2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Hospitality establishments in Kampala are not protecting the public from tobacco smoke exposure nor adequately limiting access to tobacco products. Effective dissemination of the Tobacco Control Act 2015 is important in ensuring that owners of public pla
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 3, 2017 22:34
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco worse than terrorism

Included in Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations are ...These same provisions are in the Uganda Tobacco Control Act of 2015. In the said Act the introductory and the preamble sections elucidate the objectives of the Act which among others is to fulfill Uga
The Independent (ug)
added May 3, 2017 22:34
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[Africa, Kenya, Uganda] KABANDA: Tobacco’s ill effects surpass terrorists’ threats

[BAT's] Kenyan subsidiary filed a High court civil suit claiming that Kenya’s Tobacco Control regulations were unconstitutional. The court ruled in favour of health... These same provisions are in Uganda’s Tobacco Control Act of 2015. The court of appeal
The Observer (ug)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:09
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[Africa, Uganda] Government defends law regulating tobacco consumption as civil society joins fight

In its main petition before court, BAT contends that the Tobacco Control Act has the effect of unjustifiably singling out the tobacco industry for discriminative treatment and amounts to a ban on right to trade and consume a legal product, which contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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[Africa] BAT Uganda profits drop by 65 percent

BATU is also faced with the challenge of complying with the Tobacco Control Act 2015 that came into force in May 2016.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:07
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