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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As Worldwide Smoking Rates Fall, Africa's Shoot Up -- With Deadly Consequences
Mar 18, 2019: Public health experts visit Malawi and Kenya, arguing that Africans must have access to lower-risk alternatives to smoking

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Zambia: Farmers Union welcomes move to bring harmony to the Tobacco Industry
March 18, 2019: The Zambia National Farmers Union has welcomed, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo’s directive to his Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo to immediately start the process of reviewing the laws governing the Tobacco sector to bring harmony to the industry.

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Zimbabwe: Dembare strike sponsorship deal
Mar 06, 2019: DYNAMOS chairman, Isaiah Mupfurutsa, described the unveiling of their $1m sponsorship package by Gold Leaf Tobacco Zimbabwe as a momentous occasion which will help transform the bankrupt club.

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Business bodies slam Nairobi’s Tobacco Bill as too oppressive
Mar 04, 2019: Business operators in Nairobi have rejected the proposed Nairobi City County Tobacco Bill 2018 terming it a subjective and ‘evil’ way of rising revenue.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)