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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, Asia, India, Uganda] Tobacco industry frustrating control – watchdog

An anti-tobacco misuse watchdog under the umbrella of Tobacco Control Forum has accused the tobacco industry of conniving with some government officials to frustrate tobacco control efforts. This was at a press briefing at Uganda National Health Consume
The New Vision (ug)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:35
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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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[Uganda] Tobacco firms want rules reviewed

Tobacco companies have requested the Parliamentary Committee on Health to review the 500 meter and 100 meter rules in the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 because they indirectly ban smoking in Uganda. Jonathan D’Souza, the Managing Director British Am
East African Business Week
added Apr 29, 2014 06:43
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[Belgium, Uganda] Public smoking ban reduces premature deaths - report

While laws on public smoking were effectively implemented in Belgium to achieve the results, the National Environment Regulations Act 2004 in Uganda remains on paper.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 21, 2013 17:06
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[Uganda] LETTER: Tobacco growing can have long-lasting hazards in society if not controlled

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Tress Bucanayandi in meeting with some MPs was quoted to have said it was unnecessary ... if a law to control the activity is not put in place, the nation will continue to levy taxes just to treat a sick population rathe
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 18, 2013 06:26
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[Uganda] APIO-KASYATE: Will banning tobacco growing end smoking?

For the first time ever, over 30 million tobacco famers across the world united to mark – but not to celebrate – World Tobacco Growers day . . . So, while the public health objective remains unquestionably noble, tobacco control is a complex socio-econo
The Observer (ug)
added Nov 1, 2012 19:08
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