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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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South Africa: Tobacco Industry Lobby Group To Be Stubbed Out
January 22, 2020:  The Tobacco Institute of South Africa – an organisation established to pursue the interests of tobacco companies in the country – announced in a statement released on Wednesday that it would be winding down its functions in the tobacco industry.

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Tanzania: Action Sought To Rescue Tobacco Sector
January 25, 2020: Dodoma — The Parliamentary Industry, Trade and Environment Committee has tasked the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) to fully intervene and subsequently rescue the country's tobacco industry which is burdened by destructive pests, among other challenges.

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Philip Morris Intl. CEO: Vaping needs sensible regulation—and tobacco companies should be part of the conversation
Jan 16,2020: For the first time in history, smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes are available that can make a profound difference for people who smoke.

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Tanzania: Tobacco-Growing Regions in Green Campaign
Dec 18, 2019:  Over five million trees will be planted in Tabora and Shinyanga regions as part of the green campaign initiated recently by Japan Tobacco International.

 

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)