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Illicit trade threatens BAT’s future prospects

Tracing illicit products to source is required to safeguard the legitimate tobacco industry, company executives say Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) shareholders on July.23 approved Shs15.7billion or Shs320 per share as the final dividend for the year ended December 31, 2019. The dividend …

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Tobacco companies hampered implementation of law-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2015. However, the Health Ministry says the law has been shelved because of numerous injunctions and lawsuits filed by tobacco companies. Addressing stakeholders during the commemoration of the World No Tobacco Day in Kampala on Thursday, the Health …

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Constitutional court dismisses petition challenging Tobacco Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The panel of five Justices of the constitutional court has dismissed an application challenging the constitutionality of the Tobacco Control Act 2016 citing lack of merit. The judges are Alfonse Owiny Dollo, the Deputy Chief Justice, Kenneth Kakuru, Fredrick Engonda-Ntende, Hellen Obura and Ezekiel Muhanguzi. …

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BATU records Shs13.7bn net profit

Good 2018 results amidst tough operational environment Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | British American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT) has recorded an increase in profit after tax of Shs1.6bn to Shs13.7bn for the year ended December 2018 amidst the operational environment that the company’s top management described as ‘tough’. Financial …

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COMMENT: Tobacco worse than terrorism

Uganda should learn from the Kenyan court and get tough on one of the leading causes of preventable deaths By David Kabanda Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death globally. Its consumption is associated with increased risk of several cancers, including lung, larynx, oesophagus, oral cavity and pharynx, bladder, …

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