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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Tobacco farmers urged to diversify
October 22, 2018: The tobacco sector is encouraging farmers to diversify into other high value export crops such as chia, an oil seed, to boost their income. Tobacco is one of the major foreign currency earners in Zimbabwe and is under threat from a proposed global ban.

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How ‘Big Tobacco’ derailed Sars’ investigative ability
July 06, 2018: It’s a tragic tale of industrial espionage, profit-shifting schemes, disinformation, an alleged honeypot triple spy and questionable journalism. A new study attributing the loss of R7 billion to the fiscus through the illicit trade of tobacco and cigarettes at the feet of smaller tobacco companies is only telling half the tale.
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)