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[Africa, Uganda] MPs call for ban on single cigarette sticks

MPs on the parliamentary forum for non-communicable diseases (PFNCD) want a ban on selling single sticks of cigarettes. They also demand that 75% of the cigarette packets bear visible health warnings with pictures showing harmful defects suffered by ciga
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:42
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[Africa, Uganda] Babies exposed to smoking more sickly

One of the devastating effects of smoking during pregnancy is that the baby is either born prematurely or with low birth weight. Daniel Kadobera, an epidemiologist in the ministry of Health, says cigarette smoke restricts blood vessels, therefore, reduci
The Observer (ug)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:47
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs want shisha smoking banned

AS Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark the International Youth Day, Youth MPs have called for a ban on Shisha smoking among the youth saying it is a health threat to the youth who are the future leaders of Uganda.
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 10, 2014 21:39
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[Africa] ACEMAH: Time to snuff out tobacco growing in Uganda

the best solution to avert the neg­ative consequences of smoking is for the people of Uganda to abandon growing tobacco altogether. As I have argued above, there are many viable and better alternatives which are readily available.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:06
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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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[Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe] NATT Cautions African Governments Against Tobacco Lobbyists

The Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnational (NATT), has asked African governments, to be alert of the ploy of tobacco industry lobbyists at the October conference on economic-viability alternatives in Moscow. NATT, a coalition of more than 1
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (gh)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:09
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[UK] Tobacco giant 'tried blackmail' to block Ugandan anti-smoking law

has been accused of "blackmail" by a Ugandan MP spearheading tough new anti-smoking laws in his country...BAT Uganda confirmed that it will no longer do business with the 709 farmers in his Kihihi constituency that it normally buys from because his bill
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 13, 2014 13:28
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Uganda’s First Adult Tobacco Survey Shows Peril and Opportunity to Head-off Epidemic

A new survey of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Uganda (Executive Summary (PDF) and Fact Sheet (PDF)) shows that the country still has the opportunity to head off a burgeoning tobacco epidemic – but only if government leaders act fast to
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 7, 2014 14:57
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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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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 (VOANews.com)
added Jul 6, 2014 18:32
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