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Ugandan Farmers Fighting for Tobacco

But for Ugandan tobacco farmers, the future is less certain than they thought. The Tobacco Control Bill currently before parliament proposes strict limits on marketing and consumption, banning smoking in and around public buildings. It also prohibits ad
Voice of America (
added Jul 6, 2014 18:32

Uganda's tobacco laws could see farmers' livelihoods go up in smoke

government wants to pass a bill that will restrict the manufacture and sale of tobacco and encourage people to give up smoking. "If the government wants to ban tobacco use, then we are going to suffer," Okippi says. "Where are we going to get money to ed
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 1, 2014 10:22

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco bill irks Kanungu

If passed in its current form, the Tobacco Control Bill 2014 would hurt farmers, tobacco farmers from Kanungu district wrote in their petition to parliament. They say the proposed tax increments and a ban on tobacco growing, advertising, promotion and s
The Observer (ug)
added May 30, 2014 06:07

[Africa, Uganda] BATU warns of illicit trade as tobacco law looms

BATU, nevertheless, fears the bill could spur illicit trade of tobacco. According to the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act 1967, BATU provides seeds for the farmers who are only required to sell to BATU. This could all change if the bill is passed wit
The Observer (ug)
added May 15, 2014 11:51

VIDEO: Uganda: Tobacco Bill Attracts Attention Across Borders

According to the World Health Organization, 6 out of every 10 deaths globally are caused by non communicable diseases like diabetes, asthma and cancers and their greatest risk factor is tobacco use.
added Mar 6, 2013 11:55

[Uganda] Draft law just made tobacco too expensive

The bill, first moved by Kinkizi East MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi last year, proposes a tax increase on tobacco products, prohibition of the sale and importation of duty-free tobacco products, a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and the ba
The Observer (ug)
added Feb 6, 2013 12:13

[Africa, Uganda] APIITA: Penalize fossil fuel and tobacco polluters for climate damages

"Defendants have engaged in and executed – and continue to engage in and execute – a massive 50-year scheme to defraud the public, including consumers of cigarettes, in violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”. Consequently in t
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:35

[Africa, Uganda] VIDEO: Challenges of implementing the tobacco control act

In health focus, we discuss the challenges of implementing the law and a recent study, which reveals how school children around Kampala are vulnerable to learn how to smoke.
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Aug 28, 2016 20:19

[Uganda, UK] BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

British American Tobacco bribed a local official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in Uganda, a former company employee has alleged.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:56

VIDEO: New global report: 1.3million smokers in Uganda

The report that was launched earlier today highlights the need to totally ban Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The report comes on the heels the Tobacco Control Bill that is now before Parliament. It seeks to regulate the sale, consumption
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 5, 2014 22:54
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