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[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco law smokes out traders

proposed Tobacco Control Bill has attracted traders who under their umbrella organization KACITA – Uganda say...that the provision will make it impossible for any distributor, wholesale, retailer to deal in any tobacco product. “This is because there can
East African Business Week
added May 20, 2014 07:08
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[Africa, Uganda] Young girls more prone to addiction

Research done in Uganda shows that the average Ugandan child starts smoking at the age of 13. In tobacco growing areas like Arua district, the initiation age is even lower, with some children taking to the habit at the age of nine.
The New Vision (ug)
added May 15, 2013 09:50
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[Uganda] ZAKUMUMPA: BAT campaign smothering tobacco law

Any avid reader of the print media in the past few months will have noticed a sustained campaign against the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2011, perpetrated by the Ugandan tobacco industry.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 31, 2012 11:56
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[Africa, Uganda] Government defends law regulating tobacco consumption as civil society joins fight

In its main petition before court, BAT contends that the Tobacco Control Act has the effect of unjustifiably singling out the tobacco industry for discriminative treatment and amounts to a ban on right to trade and consume a legal product, which contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 6, 2017 03:40
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[Africa, Uganda] Health Ministry calls for tripling of taxes on cigarettes

The Ministry of Health wants tax levied on cigarettes to be doubled or tripled. The ministry hopes the move will raise the prices of cigarettes and they will eventually become expensive for consumers. Last year, the Parliament passed the law of Anti-Toba
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:09
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[Africa, Uganda] NDUGWA: Why Govt is right in banning of Shisha

The impact of the Tobacco control Bill 2014 on reducing tobacco use will depend on sensitisation of enforcers such as the Police, municipal laws (like KCCA enforcers), health implementation staff at the ministry of health as well as local administration
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 14, 2015 10:58
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[Africa, Uganda] Health activists push for Tobacco Control Bill enactment

Health activists have challenged Parliament to fasttrack the passing of the Tobacco Control Bill, arguing that it has been shelved for a long time. Led by the Director General of Health Services Dr. Jane Acheng, the activists argued that the Bill seeks
The New Vision (ug)
added Jun 9, 2015 12:03
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[Africa, Uganda] Farmers back Tobacco Control Bill

Presenting their petition to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament on Thursday, Tobacco farmers representing people from Kanungu, Hoima and West Nile districts said the law will 'protect both farmers and non-farmers from the negative side effects of tobac
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:38
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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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