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Nigeria: BAT unveils sustainable investment in environment

British American Tobacco in West and Central Africa (BAT) has unveiled its sustainable investment in the environment as it launched a sustainability show corner at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ibadan, Oyo state. The sustainability corner exhibits several end products obtained from the recycling of waste generated at the Ibadan factory. Some of these include tissue...

South Africa: Cost to health far more than R12bn in taxes tobacco generates, says health expert

Dr Yussuf Saloojee, director of the National Council Against Smoking, has said that South Africa's anti-tobacco lobby needs to create more effective messages to counter the tobacco industry's focus on the economic role it plays and the taxes it pays. Saloojee was speaking at the launch of the 2021 Tobacco Industry Interference Index for South...

Proposed Federal Tobacco Tax Could Result in 50% Increase in State Taxes & Retail Prices

Massachusetts could see moist snuff rise to more than $20 a can, according to the Tax Foundation. WASHNGTON, D.C. — While no tax hikes are set in stone, a proposal to increase the federal excise tax for tobacco products could have a dramatic impact at retail. The Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021 would close tax code...

Federal tobacco tax hike will do more harm than good

The current spending package being spearheaded by congressional Democrats could be a truly transformational achievement, solving many of the systemic and near-term problems facing the American people. However, many of this bill’s benefits could be entirely counteracted if lawmakers include a provision called the Tobacco Tax Equity Act. This bill, first introduced last spring, has flown...

BAT disowns condemned ‘LYFT’ illegally in Kenyan market

The British American Tobacco (BAT) has disowned the highly addictive and nicotine-laced oral cigarettes dubbed Lyft being sold illegally in the Kenyan market. BAT Chief Executive Officer Crispin Achola disassociated the firm from the poisonous tobacco-free modern oral nicotine pouch being sold in the Kenyan market. The new development puts officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority...

STOP’s reports reinforce need to watch govt-tobacco industry interactions — CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, has urged the Nigerian government to ensure public officials do not engage in unnecessary interactions with the tobacco industry. CAPPA’s call was in reaction to reports that alleged that British American Tobacco Plc, BAT, ran a mass surveillance operation and informant network in South Africa and made...