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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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MPs demand framework for payment of Bunyoro tobacco farmers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have asked the government to explain circumstances under which Tobacco farmers from Bunyoro sub-region, who are owed money by private companies will be paid off.     The matter follows a supplementary budget request of 291 billion Shillings, which among others, proposes an …

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WHO launches initiative to help 1.3 bln people quit smoking

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it’s launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion tobacco-users worldwide kick the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, …

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