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Survey: Nine out of 10 Malaysians want government to act against tobacco black market immediately

Aug 04, 2020: An online survey shows that a large majority of Malaysians think the tobacco black market is impeding the country’s Covid-19 economic recovery. 

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Activists root for oral nicotine products instead of tobacco

AUGUST 05, 2020: Economists and leading international Tobacco Harm Reduction experts, drawn from Africa and Europe, have advised smokers in Uganda to turn to oral nicotine products saying it is least 90 per cent safer than smoking. 

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Tobacco industry given confidence boost by chance to appeal ban

August 05, 2020: The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) has been granted leave to appeal the high court’s ruling in favour of government’s cigarette and tobacco products ban.

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BAT Uganda Registers Significant Profits In 2020 Half Year Performance Report

July 29, 2020: British American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) has today announced its half year results for the six months ending 30th June 2020; posting gross revenue of Ushs 76 billion, profit before tax of Ushs 9.9 billion and contributions to Government revenue of Ushs 42.9 billion.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)