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[Uganda] Trade ministry pokes holes in Tobacco Bill

The Ministry Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has called for a balance between health and economic interests within the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 before it is passed into law....does not provide any guidelines for the financial implications on t
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jun 23, 2014 13:42
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[Uganda] Tobacco growing has kept Giro poor for 50 years

Small-scale farmers like Giro across West Nile, grow the delicate yet labour-intensive crop on fragmented pieces of land. The high-value tobacco requires a farmer's attention right from the time of seedbed preparation through to planting, weeding, harves
The New Vision (ug)
added Mar 18, 2013 13:16
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[Uganda] Tobacco growing has kept Giro poor for 50 years; Draji abandoned it, earns sh6m each year from other crops

. As the sun goes down in a treeless horizon in Wandi, one cannot help but wonder; where, did the tobacco farmers go did wrong or is it just the curse of tobacco?
The New Vision (ug)
added Feb 21, 2013 10:14
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[Africa, Uganda] TOBACCO: Study recommends 70 percent tax to discourage smokers

More taxes imposed on tobacco products could reduce smoking in Uganda. That is the suggestion presented in the latest study by the Kampala-based think tank, the Economic Policy Research Centre-EPRC. The study led by Dr Ibrahim Kasirye, a Principal Resea
The Independent (ug)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:38
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[Africa, Uganda] Farmers up in arms over Anti-Tobacco Bill

With more than 5,000 signatures collected from tobacco farmers and their families across the country, the petition seeks to overturn key clauses in the bill. The farmers place much of their attention on clauses 20-22, which seek to prohibit any partnersh
The Observer (ug)
added Jun 25, 2014 10:07
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[Uganda] TUMWEBAZE: How second-hand smoke affects you

There is need for a law to regulate usage of tobacco ... Mr Andrew Kwizeera, a member of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, says since the fight for the control of tobacco usage in Uganda is new, “There is limited documentation and most of what we have is j
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 13, 2013 20:45
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LETTER: View Point: It's wrong for Uganda shoulder tobacco burden

Uganda shouldn’t be shouldering the tobacco burden because for every $1 received from the tobacco-industry as revenue, the government spends $3 on treating tobacco related illnesses and disease. A study carried out at Mulago hospital also found that:
The Observer (ug)
added Nov 29, 2012 16:45
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[Africa, Uganda] Rwanda bans shisha

Uganda ostensibly banned shisha in 2015, but the toxic product is still sold, promoted and used openly around the country. . . . In Kampala, there are bars whose primary selling point is shisha, also known as hookah.
The Observer (ug)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:17
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[Africa] The USD20 Million Investment Project in Northern Uganda to be Officially Launched in May 2017 - Founder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of the PanAfrican Tobacco Group, has announced the forthcoming official opening of Meridian Tobacco Company (MTC) factory, together with its farmer development program, and food crop and forestry improvement, scheduled
PR Newswire
added Feb 13, 2017 23:37
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs develop tough regulations on tobacco control

The Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the 9th Parliament on July 28 last year has failed to fulfill its obligation... The new proposed regulations on tobacco control prohibit incentives and privileges like tax holidays to tobacco business dealers, a
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:19
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