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[Africa] Uganda bans smoking in public places

People lighting up in bars, restaurants or hotels now face being fined $60 (£41) or jailed for up to two months. And smokers must be at least 50 metres away from public spaces, such as schools, hospitals and taxi ranks. The new laws also ban the sale of e
BBC Online
added May 19, 2016 20:09
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[Africa] You Can't Buy One Cigarette Stick - Only Packets – Uganda

The 2014 Tobacco Control Bill has become one of the highly controversial Bills submitted to Parliament of Uganda, on 28th July and passed which is awaiting the consent of the President.
Asian Tribune
added Aug 20, 2015 10:50
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[Uganda] Public smoking in the spotlight as Tobacco control Bill debate continues

Debate on the amendments of the Tobacco Control Bill continued on Wednesday with parliament looking at a clause that stipulates that people who smoke should do it at least 100 metres away from public places.
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 14:38
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[Africa, Uganda] BATU ends tobacco leaf business

will discontinue its leaf growing and export business after 86 years with a new player set to enter the market at the end of the year. Jonathan D’souza, the BATU managing director told reporters that the decision was reached after the company’s biggest c
The New Vision (ug)
added Sep 1, 2014 20:36
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[UK] Tobacco giant 'tried blackmail' to block Ugandan anti-smoking law

has been accused of "blackmail" by a Ugandan MP spearheading tough new anti-smoking laws in his country...BAT Uganda confirmed that it will no longer do business with the 709 farmers in his Kihihi constituency that it normally buys from because his bill
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2014 13:28
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs start scrutinizing the Tobacco Control Bill 2014

Baryomunsi said The Bill seeks to regulate the manufacturers, sale, labeling, promotion, advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products, if passed into law “it will also regulate the distribution and public use of tobacco products.”
The New Vision (ug)
added Mar 10, 2014 11:11
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[Uganda] 17% of children start smoking at nine - report

The principle medical officer, Mental Health and Control of Substance at the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, said: “While some of these children do smoke, a big per centage of them use tobacco products such as Kuber. This is a smoke free tobac
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Mar 30, 2013 18:42
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[Uganda] 500 Kanungu farmers stuck with tobacco

The New Vision (ug)
added May 8, 2012 13:44
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[Africa, Uganda] No money to implement anti-smoking law - government

The Act, which was passed last year, is yet to be implemented because government has not released money for implementation of the policies. Government is currently developing policies and regulations to guide the implementation of the anti-smoking law.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Oct 11, 2016 01:55
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[Africa, Uganda] Anti-tobacco bill passed

Should President Museveni assent to the bill, it will set the bar higher for both the tobacco industry and smokers. Among other things, the bill establishes the tobacco control committee, and imposes a responsibility on a person consuming tobacco product
The Observer (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 07:09
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