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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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[Africa, Uganda] Scientists call for tobacco advertising ban

UGANDAN scientists on Thursday warned of a tobacco epidemic in the making as they urged lawmakers to repeal the 1967 Tobacco Control and Marketing Act ...Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAC), made the call while appearing before the parliamentary c
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 5, 2014 21:00
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[Africa, Uganda] Scientists call for tobacco advertising ban

Prof. Francis Omaswa argued that a comprehensive ban of all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is required under the World Health Organisation Framework Convention for Tobacco Control treaty to which Uganda is a signatory.
The New Vision (ug)
added Jul 3, 2014 17:40
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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
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[Africa, Uganda] Farmers up in arms over Anti-Tobacco Bill

With more than 5,000 signatures collected from tobacco farmers and their families across the country, the petition seeks to overturn key clauses in the bill. The farmers place much of their attention on clauses 20-22, which seek to prohibit any partnersh
The Observer (ug)
added Jun 25, 2014 10:07
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