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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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Revealed: Agreement Between the Foundation For A Smoke-Free World and Philip Morris International

On 13 September 2017, Philip Morris International (PMI) announced its support for the establishment of a new entity, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. PMI indicated that it expects to support the Foundation by contributing approximately USD 80 million annually over the next 12 years.

The foundation has made public an agreement dated 9 January 2018 stating full details of the engagement it has with Philip Morris International.

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Philippine: British American Tobacco quits PH business
November 05, 2017: British American Tobacco (BAT), one of the world’s leading multinational companies, will close its Philippine operations by the end of December this year amid “difficult environment” and after the cigarette-firm’s failed attempt to buy into homegrown cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation.
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Nigeria: Enforce tobacco laws, NGO tells FG
June 05, 2017: Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday called on the Federal Government to enforce its laws on tobacco production, marketing and consumption. IPPA’s Executive Director, Mr Thompson Ayodele, who made the call in a statement in Abuja...
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Marlboro Man Takes E-Cigs Share on Japan Tobacco Supply Woes
February 06, 2017: Japan Tobacco Inc. is sitting in the middle of an e-cigarette market it sees more than tripling this year. Trouble is, production snags at the former government-owned monopoly mean foreign rivals are set to take most of it. Marlboro-maker Philip Morris International Inc.’s smokeless iQOS has seized ...
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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)