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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] You can’t buy one cigarette stick; only packets

This is one of the rules the newly passed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 seeks to enforce, once the President signs it into law. But how possible is it to ensure that people across the country buy cigarettes in packs? We look at this and other key issues in th
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Aug 11, 2015 08:24
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[Africa] Wild Uganda Chimpanzees Using Clay as Food

Destruction of local palm trees may have driven chimpanzees in Uganda's Budongo Forest to eat clay...Raffia trees are being killed by local tobacco farmers, who strip the trees of leaves for use in curing and drying tobacco.
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2015 15:46
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[Africa] Uganda Sets Powerful Example with Comprehensive Tobacco Control Law / Strong smoke-free provisions enacted over industry objections

Uganda’s law sets a powerful example for Africa, which has traditionally lower rates of tobacco use and has been targeted by the tobacco industry as a major growth market.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:35
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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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[Africa, Uganda] Parliament Passes The Tobacco Control Bill Into An Act

The Bill has attracted mixed reactions from varied sections of the public with health activists supporting the passing of the Bill while some sections of the private sector especially tobacco dealers calling for deletion of some sections of the law.
UGO (Uganda Goes Online) (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:48
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[Uganda] VIDEO: Parliament set to pass tobacco control bill into law

This comes after legislators dropped some clauses that stirred controversy over the enactment of the law. The Deputy Speaker of parliament recently asked MPs to change some of the clauses that were deemed stringent by a number of stakeholders.
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 18:50
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[Africa, Uganda] Debate on Tobacco Control Bill suspended

deputy Speaker of Parliament, on Tuesday halted the debate on the Bill to allow MPs harmonise contentious provisions...Hotel Owners Association say this will leave adult smokers with no place to consume a legitimate product which is a human right contrave
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:23
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[Africa, Uganda] LETTER: Smoking in public places isn’t a right

Please, Private Sector Foundation, Uganda Law Society, the tobacco industry and its enthusiasts, kindly spare those who don’t use tobacco products particularly in public places. Our MPs, I appeal to you to maintain the clause on 100 per cent smoke-free
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:58
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[Africa, Uganda] ZAKUMUMPA: Madam Speaker, pass the Tobacco Control Bill now

That Uganda should spend more than four years debating whether we need a tobacco control law, in defiance of science, speaks volumes, partly on the power of the tobacco industry in Uganda today. The UK’s University of Bath has published research results
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:36
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