Headlines Tagged with Uganda — 705 headlines found
[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.
Jul 30, 2015 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:35
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
Jul 29, 2015 The Observer (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 07:09
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.
Jul 28, 2015 UGO (Uganda Goes Online) (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:48
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.
Jul 25, 2015 NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 18:50
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
Jul 23, 2015 Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:23
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
Jul 17, 2015 Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:58
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
Jul 17, 2015 Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:36
Debate on the amendments of the Tobacco Control Bill continued on Wednesday with parliament looking at a clause that stipulates that people who smoke should do it at least 100 metres away from public places.
Jul 16, 2015 NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 14:38
Uganda Law Society wondered why legally licenced businesses were being subjected to harassment....the Bill generally contradicts the Constitution, since it infringes on the right of smokers and legally licenced businesses. Uganda Law Society also said so
Jul 15, 2015 Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 12:59
Dr. Maggie Kigozi sits on several corporate boards. Among others, she is a non-executive director at British American Tobacco and Crown Beverages. Her rise in the corporate boardrooms is attributed to hard work, networking, influence, enterprise and suc
Jul 10, 2015 Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 18, 2015 13:01