NEWS AND EVENTS - TOBACCO INDUSTRY NEWS
Uganda: BAT to pay $5.8m to shareholders in June. KAMPALA, UGANDA - Shareholders of British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) are set to earn a total of Ushs 20.3 billion as dividends for the year ended 31st December 2015.

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Can Help Stem Asia’s Smoking Epidemic
November 15, 2018:Despite strict government regulation, high taxes, and extensive public awareness campaigns, smoking remains a major public health issue in Asia, with over half of the world’s smokers. 

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First iQOS E-Cigarette Store Opening In South Africa

November 15, 2018: Philip Morris International Inc. will open a flagship store in Johannesburg as it tries to stoke demand in Africa for its alternative cigarette known as iQOS, which heats rather than burns tobacco to give users their nicotine kick.

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India: The Future Of Tobacco Control
14 Novembre 2018: Over 300 million people in India regularly use tobacco products, with a third using cigarette-type products and twice as many using oral tobacco. 

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Tobacco farmers urged to diversify
October 22, 2018: The tobacco sector is encouraging farmers to diversify into other high value export crops such as chia, an oil seed, to boost their income. Tobacco is one of the major foreign currency earners in Zimbabwe and is under threat from a proposed global ban.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)