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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Philip Morris Launches First Africa Store to Spark Alternative Cigarettes Demand
July 25, 2019: The South African unit of cigarette maker Philip Morris International opened its first flagship store in Johannesburg on Thursday, as it tries to grow demand in Africa for its alternative heated tobacco product IQOS.

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BAT set to launch smoke-free cigarettes in Kenya
July 19, 2019: British American Tobacco Company is set to introduce nicotine pouches in the Kenyan market with an investment of a Sh2.5 billion production plant.

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Association promoting ENDS urges govt to consult industry before banning e-cigarettes
July 02, 2019: An umbrella body of trade representatives promoting Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes has urged the government to refrain from rushing into

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Tobacco Companies Begin To Switch To Safer Nicotine Products
June 22, 2019: A former consultant of the World Health Organization expects tobacco companies to invest in safer nicotine products such as vapes or electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn sticks and snus amid rising demand from consumers.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)