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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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Indonesia: Nielsen: Tobacco firms spend Rp 5.4 trillion on ads
February 02, 2018: Data analysis firm Nielsen Indonesia has stated that tobacco companies spent about Rp 5.4 trillion (US$378 million) on advertisements, from a total advertisement spending of Rp 145 trillion across industries in 2017. Nielsen Indonesia media research executive director Hellen Katherina said tobacco firms’ advertisement expenditure fell by 17 percent compared to 2016...
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Australia: Big tobacco donates to party coffers
January 31, 2018: An international tobacco giant has donated a total of $35,000 to the coffers of two Australian minor parties. Australian Electoral Commission disclosure returns for 2016-17 released on Thursday show Philip Morris donated $20,000 to the Liberal Democratic Party and $15,000 to the National Party.
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USA: FDA faces new lawsuits over e-cigarette rule
January 30, 2018: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing a new wave of legal challenges over its rules for electronic cigarettes. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed lawsuits on behalf of vaping businesses in district courts in the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Texas on Tuesday.
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Farmers still to benefit from $19m tobacco levy
January 29, 2018: Tobacco growers are still to benefit from the $19 million that has been collected from them as tobacco levy since 2015. Government introduced the levy, meant for afforestation, in January 2015 and it was levied on all tobacco farmers at a rate of 1,5 percent in the first year and 0,75 percent in subsequent years and to date $19 million has been raised.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)