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MOH sounds alarm over new cigarette targeting women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has raised concern over a new cigarette brand on the market which they say risks undoing efforts so far made towards reduction of smoking in the country. Dr Hafisa Lukwata, the Tobacco Control Focal Person in the Ministry of Health …

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West Nile roots for horticulture as alternative to tobacco

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in West Nile under their umbrella body, West Nile Development Association (WENDA) have resolved to adopt vegetable production as an alternative to tobacco. Farmers and locals in West Nile have been stuck to growing tobacco and simsim, as their main source of income over …

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BATU to pay shareholders Shs10.2bn dividend

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cigarette dealer, British American Tobacco Uganda, will pay its shareholders Shs 209per share, translating into Shs 10.2billion as dividend. This is nearly 50% lower compared to Shs 19.9billion paid in 2020 due to a drop in profit. BATU pays 100% of its profit as …

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Language barrier limits tobacco growers from bargaining in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Numerous grades of tobacco, language barrier, and inadequate storage facilities are limiting farmers in Lamwo district from earning a fair amount from their harvests. There is an estimated 1,000 tobacco farmers in Lamwo district. They grow and sell tobacco to Meridian Tobacco Company-MTC, the sole …

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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health called for a restriction of tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco related products completely. In a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, UQ …

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Activists appeal for more research to control tobacco use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists involved in tobacco control are calling upon African governments to fund scientific research aimed at eliminating the use of tobacco-related products. The call was made on Tuesday during the first Africa Conference on Tobacco Control and Development. According to the scientists, while many countries …

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