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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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[Asia, India] Africa: Uganda Team Kicked Out of WHO Meeting

A team of Ugandan officials were on Monday blocked from attending a tobacco control meeting adding to a series of diplomatic embarrassments where senior government personnel have been denied entry into WHO meeting venues on the orders of their own governm
All-Africa.com
added Nov 11, 2016 13:12
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs call for ban on single cigarette sticks

MPs on the parliamentary forum for non-communicable diseases (PFNCD) want a ban on selling single sticks of cigarettes. They also demand that 75% of the cigarette packets bear visible health warnings with pictures showing harmful defects suffered by ciga
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:42
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[Africa, Uganda] Babies exposed to smoking more sickly

One of the devastating effects of smoking during pregnancy is that the baby is either born prematurely or with low birth weight. Daniel Kadobera, an epidemiologist in the ministry of Health, says cigarette smoke restricts blood vessels, therefore, reduci
The Observer (ug)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:47
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[Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe] NATT Cautions African Governments Against Tobacco Lobbyists

The Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnational (NATT), has asked African governments, to be alert of the ploy of tobacco industry lobbyists at the October conference on economic-viability alternatives in Moscow. NATT, a coalition of more than 1
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (gh)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:09
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[Africa, Uganda] Health ministry calls for increase in tobacco taxes

ministry of Health has called for an increase in taxes on tobacco in order to cut down on smoking and reduce thousands of health complications that tobacco causes each year.
The Observer (ug)
added Jun 8, 2014 16:29
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[Uganda] Farmers to lose Shs3b as BAT suspends operations in Kigezi

“Due to higher costs of production, tobacco growing has become increasingly less economically viable. This is primarily driven by the increasing cost of wood fuel,” said Mr D’Souza. “We would normally start contacting farmers in the area during May, howe
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 4, 2014 13:18
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[Uganda] Baryomunsi accuses BATU of blackmail

Kinkizi East Member of Parliament, Chris Baryomunsi, has claimed British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) is blackmailing him to drop the Tobacco Control Bill. He said the company had written to him saying it would stop supporting tobacco activities in Nya
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 4, 2014 13:17
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[Uganda] LETTER: Shisha smoking is hazardous and its acquisition, use should be limited - Letters

Studies that have examined shisha smokers and the aerosol of shisha smoke have reported high concentrations of carbon monoxide, nicotine, “tar,” and heavy metals.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Mar 8, 2013 06:58
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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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