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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Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m
Apr 07 2019 : Allegations that the SA division of British American Tobacco SA (BAT-SA) owes the SA Revenue Service (SARS) R143m due to "fraud and tax evasion" are "totally inaccurate", Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (Tisa), told Fin24 on Sunday.

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Seychelles to introduce new regulation legalising electronic cigarette
Mar 27, 2019: Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Seychelles is set to introduce a new regulation that will classify alternative nicotine products under the tobacco control law, legalising electronic cigarette following a recent approval by the Cabinet Ministers.

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As Worldwide Smoking Rates Fall, Africa's Shoot Up -- With Deadly Consequences
Mar 18, 2019: Public health experts visit Malawi and Kenya, arguing that Africans must have access to lower-risk alternatives to smoking

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Zambia: Farmers Union welcomes move to bring harmony to the Tobacco Industry
March 18, 2019: The Zambia National Farmers Union has welcomed, Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo’s directive to his Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo to immediately start the process of reviewing the laws governing the Tobacco sector to bring harmony to the industry.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)