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[Africa, Uganda] Students push for Tobacco Control Bill passing

Students from five universities are petitioning parliament to pass the Tobacco Control Bill, arguing that it has stayed too long on the shelf. John Paul Nuwe, a student of Makerere University and also an official of Africa Tobacco Control Alliance said
The New Vision (ug)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:07
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[Africa] Tobacco firm quits before new Uganda law

Giving some background to their decision, D’Souza cited the recent imposition of a leaf export tax of 20 US cents per kilogramme in the June national budget and the situation that could be worsened by the proposed repeal of the Existing Tobacco growing
East African Business Week
added Sep 16, 2014 04:32
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[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco leaf business was too risky – BATU

Addressing journalists at their Jinja road offices on Monday, BATU Managing Director Jonathan D’Souza said the firm found the cigarette selling and marketing business more certain and predictable than tobacco leaf. “There were times when competitors wou
The Observer (ug)
added Sep 3, 2014 12:37
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[Uganda, UK] British American Tobacco To Layoff 177 Direct Staff Due To Low Tobacco Profitability

says close to 15,000 farmers in West Nile and Bunyoro regions will be affected by its plan to terminate leaf production in Uganda. The global tobacco group, British American Tobacco, says close to 15,000 farmers in West Nile and Bunyoro regions will be a
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Sep 2, 2014 09:51
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[Africa, Uganda] BATU ends tobacco leaf business

will discontinue its leaf growing and export business after 86 years with a new player set to enter the market at the end of the year. Jonathan D’souza, the BATU managing director told reporters that the decision was reached after the company’s biggest c
The New Vision (ug)
added Sep 1, 2014 20:36
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[Africa, Uganda] BATU to stop buying tobacco

“BATU has received notification that its main customer for export tobacco, British American Tobacco Global Leaf Pool Limited (GLP) will enter into an agreement with Alliance One International (AOI)… to provide future tobacco requirements from Uganda,” th
The Observer (ug)
added Sep 1, 2014 02:36
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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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