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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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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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FInance Minister opens a Cigarette Manufacturing Plant In Lusaka
November 30, 2019: Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu has officially opened the $25million British American Tobacco ( BAT) Zambia Cigarette Manufacturing Plant in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone – MFEZ- with the call for more investment in the manufacturing sector.

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Philip Morris Offers Israeli Medical Students Grants for Attending Lectures
December 04, 2019: Philip Morris Offers Israeli Medical Students Grants for Attending Lectures. Philip Morris, the U.S. tobacco giant, has been making Israeli medical students a tempting offer: 14,000 shekels (about $4,000) in exchange for a year of intensive exposure to corporate informational materials and conferences and lectures.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)