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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Nigeria: Enforce tobacco laws, NGO tells FG
June 05, 2017: Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday called on the Federal Government to enforce its laws on tobacco production, marketing and consumption. IPPA’s Executive Director, Mr Thompson Ayodele, who made the call in a statement in Abuja...
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Marlboro Man Takes E-Cigs Share on Japan Tobacco Supply Woes
February 06, 2017: Japan Tobacco Inc. is sitting in the middle of an e-cigarette market it sees more than tripling this year. Trouble is, production snags at the former government-owned monopoly mean foreign rivals are set to take most of it. Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International Inc.’s smokeless iQOS has seized ...
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Analyst says Reynolds-BAT deal could close in mid-August
Janvier 31, 2017: A tobacco industry analyst is projecting a mid-August closing date for the proposed $49.4 billion sale of Reynolds American Inc. to British American Tobacco Plc. Reynolds’ board of directors announced Jan. 17 that it had accepted BAT’s second offer, in which BAT would acquire the 57.8 percent of Reynolds that it doesn’t already own.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)