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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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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Zimbabwe tobacco under threat
January 24, 2018: TOBACCO, Zimbabwe’s largest foreign currency earner is under threat after main international buyers resolved not to accept tobacco cured using coal citing environmental concerns. Recently, the Global Tobacco Cigarette Companies produced guidelines on the sustainable manner tobacco should be produced...
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Malawi: TCC Embarks On Tobacco Survey
January 17, 2018: The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has embarked on a survey that will determine estimated production of the green gold this year. In every first quarter of the year the TCC conducts the survey which aides them in coming up with crop estimates for a new season.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)