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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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Nigeria: A Case For Prudent Regulation Of The Tobacco Industry
February 26, 2019: The Nigerian Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) generated considerable interest among contending parties before its enactment on the 28th of May 2015, following its passage earlier by the National Assembly.

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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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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)