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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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[Uganda] LETTER: Put in place a law that ensures total smoke-free environment

The only effective way to protect the public from second-hand smoke is to enact and enforce comprehensive smoke-free laws that cover all public and work places. Partial smoke-free laws that allow for designated smoking areas do not protect public health.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Aug 17, 2012 03:12
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[Uganda] Anti-Tobacco bill faces head wind

If the views expressed at a recent public hearing on the proposed “Tobacco Control Bill 2011” are anything to go, the movers of the new legislation could find it difficult to sail it through Parliament. The private member’s Bill, spearheaded by Kinkiizi
The Independent (ug)
added Aug 11, 2012 14:14
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[Uganda] LETTER: View Point: Tobacco industry must not use farmers to fight Baryomunsi bill

The tobacco industry is using farmers as an excuse to oppose the Tobacco Control Bill. The bill does not prohibit the growing of tobacco it aims at pressing government to provide tobacco farmers with alternative crops
The Observer (ug)
added Aug 5, 2012 22:27
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[Uganda] LETTER: Tobacco Control Bill good for the farmers

The tobacco industry is using farmers as an excuse to oppose the Tobacco Control Bill. The Bill does not prohibit the growing of tobacco but aims at pressing a duty on government to come up with a policy to provide tobacco farmers with alternative crops
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jul 31, 2012 13:01
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[Uganda] ZAKUMUMPA: BAT campaign smothering tobacco law

Any avid reader of the print media in the past few months will have noticed a sustained campaign against the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2011, perpetrated by the Ugandan tobacco industry.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 31, 2012 11:56
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[Uganda] Baryomunsi unveils Tobacco Control Bill

Chris Baryomunsi, the Member of Parliament for Kinkiizi East has today July 24 unveiled a draft bill on tobacco titled; Tobacco Control Bill of Uganda.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 31, 2012 11:52
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