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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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Pakistan: FBR Opposes ‘Sin Tax’ On Tobacco Industry
February 22, 2019: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has advised against imposition of sin tax on the tobacco industry, arguing that it would cause substantial revenue loss in the range of Rs25 to 30 billion annually, The News has learnt.

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Philippines: Philip Morris Set To Introduce Heated Tobacco Products In PH
February 17, 2019: Philip Morris International is preparing to introduce in the Philippines a cutting-edge technology for smokers using heated tobacco products that have fewer health risks, pending the creation of regulatory measures for these products.

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Kenya: BAT Says City Tobacco Bill ‘Extreme’
February 17, 2019: British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya says a proposed tobacco law by Nairobi County pushing for strict requirements could disrupt retail business. BAT Kenya Managing Director Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo said the demands contained in the Nairobi

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Philip Morris Eyes Tech Gadgets For ‘Smoke-Free’ Market

February 15, 2019: Gadgets that monitor health, from wearable step-counters to apps tracking sleep and diet, have exploded in popularity in recent years, and now even the tobacco industry is trying to jump into the fray.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)