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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BAT Says Would Fight Menthol Cigarette Ban If Proposed In US
February 28, 2019: British American Tobacco would challenge restrictions on menthol cigarettes by U.S. health regulators, due to its belief that they would have no impact on smoking rates, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

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Malaysia: Tobacco Firms Tread Softly On Alternative Products In The Absence Of Clear Laws
February 27, 2019: AS the government imposes more restrictive regulations on cigarette use in the country, more people are turning to reduced-risk products (RRPs) such as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn (HNB) devices as an alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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Nigeria: A Case For Prudent Regulation Of The Tobacco Industry
February 26, 2019: The Nigerian Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) generated considerable interest among contending parties before its enactment on the 28th of May 2015, following its passage earlier by the National Assembly.

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Pakistan: FBR Opposes ‘Sin Tax’ On Tobacco Industry
February 22, 2019: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has advised against imposition of sin tax on the tobacco industry, arguing that it would cause substantial revenue loss in the range of Rs25 to 30 billion annually, The News has learnt.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)