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[Uganda] Tobacco growing has kept Giro poor for 50 years; Draji abandoned it, earns sh6m each year from other crops

. As the sun goes down in a treeless horizon in Wandi, one cannot help but wonder; where, did the tobacco farmers go did wrong or is it just the curse of tobacco?
The New Vision (ug)
added Feb 21, 2013 10:14
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[Uganda] LETTER: Tobacco growing can have long-lasting hazards in society if not controlled

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Tress Bucanayandi in meeting with some MPs was quoted to have said it was unnecessary ... if a law to control the activity is not put in place, the nation will continue to levy taxes just to treat a sick population rathe
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 18, 2013 06:26
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[Uganda] TUMWEBAZE: How second-hand smoke affects you

There is need for a law to regulate usage of tobacco ... Mr Andrew Kwizeera, a member of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, says since the fight for the control of tobacco usage in Uganda is new, “There is limited documentation and most of what we have is j
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 13, 2013 20:45
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[Uganda] Draft law just made tobacco too expensive

The bill, first moved by Kinkizi East MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi last year, proposes a tax increase on tobacco products, prohibition of the sale and importation of duty-free tobacco products, a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and the ba
The Observer (ug)
added Feb 6, 2013 12:13
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[Uganda] Is smoking in public still illegal?

However, 10 years down the road what do we see? In places like Shoprite Lugogo – any time of the day – be sure to find men and women smoking at Good African Coffee Restaurant. The same happens at Speke Resert Munyonyo as well as Kabalagala and other p
The New Vision (ug)
added Jan 22, 2013 23:57
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[Uganda] Government to sign pact banning illegal sale of tobacco

Uganda is to sign the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products next week, the government has announced. The agreement seeks to secure the supply chain of tobacco products.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jan 4, 2013 20:39
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PHOTOS: The Rise of Uganda's Tobacco Production

tobacco has become one of Uganda's key exports. Six years after British American Tobacco set up regional headquarters in this East African nation, it has become a key tobacco producer for the company. Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda's economy, it a
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Dec 27, 2012 12:36
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LETTER: View Point: It's wrong for Uganda shoulder tobacco burden

Uganda shouldn’t be shouldering the tobacco burden because for every $1 received from the tobacco-industry as revenue, the government spends $3 on treating tobacco related illnesses and disease. A study carried out at Mulago hospital also found that:
The Observer (ug)
added Nov 29, 2012 16:45
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[Uganda] APIO-KASYATE: Will banning tobacco growing end smoking?

For the first time ever, over 30 million tobacco famers across the world united to mark – but not to celebrate – World Tobacco Growers day . . . So, while the public health objective remains unquestionably noble, tobacco control is a complex socio-econo
The Observer (ug)
added Nov 1, 2012 19:08
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[Sudan South] Uganda's tax body detains Mastermind cigarettes

THE Uganda Revenue Authority is holding truckloads of cigarettes belonging to Mastermind Tobacco Company destined for the South Sudan market. The manufacturer yesterday said URA has been holding five trucks loaded with over 6,000 cartons of cigarettes si
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 29, 2012 21:34
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