KCCA and Uganda Police Inspect Businesses in Kampala for compliance to The Tobacco Control Law
Tobacco Control advocate agency Uganda National Health Consumers' Organisation (UNHCO) conducted spot on health inspections, audits and sensitization exercises of businesses and business areas in the Kampala divisions of Nakawa, Rubaga, Kawempe, Makindye and Central area to...
‘We are scared we will die soon’, Tobacco Workers.
Folarin Jakanola died from a sickness he developed from the working environment he was exposed to while working with British-American Tobacco, Nigeria. "We were exposed to the same environment and we are going through serious health problems. We are scared we will die...
Why the adult age under tobacco control is 21 years
By Elsa Zawedde
The Tobacco Control ACT defines a child as a person under the age of 21 years. The significance of this definition is that any person deemed a child is prohibited from growing, selling, harvesting and manufacturing or being involved in the chain...
Kenya’s Court of Appeal Rejects British American Tobacco Suit, Upholds Tobacco Control Regulations
Press Release by: Campaign For Tobacco Control Kids February 17th, 2017
Kenya’s Court of Appeal in Nairobi today upheld the country’s 2014 Tobacco Control...
Shisha Arrests: Who Your Real Enemy Is
In light of the 30 arrests made by the Uganda Police in a bid to enforce the Tobacco Control Law, there has been a lot of reactions. Many were positive and receptive towards the move but also several were non receptive at worst and angry at best.
The angry reactions are...
Enforcement: Shisha Pots Impounded In Mukono
The environmental police in Mukono on Saturday 10th December, 2016 took possession of 20 Shisha pots from a popular hangout, Casablanca Bar in a move to enforce the Tobacco Control Act that came into force early this year in May.
The officer in charge, Mr. Robert Wowuya was...
Tobacco Industry attempts to interfere with the WHO FCTC Conference in India
The Tobacco Control Act, 2015 forbids tobacco industry interference in tobacco control efforts. . It was reported (The Daily Monitor November 4, 2016) that the Tobacco Industry had lobbied some Government Officials to nominate delegates who would represent the industry interests...
Tobacco Control Act: See Who’s Demanding Implementation?
The Uganda Tobacco Control Act came into force on 19th May, 2016. Since then, there has been mass sensitization in billboards, radio shows, newspaper articles and social media campaigns. Implementation of this law however requires the Ministry of Health to write regulations upon...
Mayor Pledges Support for Tobacco Control Campaign
On Tuesday, 4th October 2016, tobacco control stakeholders met for an orientation meeting with major enforcers including the Uganda Police, Uganda Revenue Authority and city authorities.
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Tobacco Control Radio Messages
More important to us than anything is that you not only hear about the Tobacco Control Act, but also understand it from us and not the law enforcers when enforcement begins. So in a bid to achieve this, we've gone ahead to break it down for the public in all forms. Several...
Death By Not Smoking
A recent Ministry Of Health survey shows that 13,000 Ugandans die of tobacco related diseases every year- but here's is what is even more shocking, the same survey shows that half of these people are non-smokers. (do not use tobacco) Yes, about 600 Ugandans who do not use...
What Are Our Children Buying From The Canteen?
During a recent scouting of the neighborhoods of Kamwokya suburb in Kampala, we went by the KCCA Primary School during the school lunch break that also seemed like a break off. Directly opposite the school less than 10 meters from the school gate is a kiosk/shop from which...
#WorldBreastfeedingMonth: Why Tobacco Is Bad News For Breastfeeding Mothers
Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco may reduce your milk production and inhibit the let-down reflex. It also may make your baby fussy or irritable. Babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for many problems, including ear infections, asthma, and sudden...
Bribes and the Tobacco Control Act, 2015
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary: Panorama; The secret bribes of big tobacco broadcast on the 30thNovember 2015. Panorama found that British American Tobacco (BAT) illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa. Uganda has a...
#TBT: A Research Fellow’s Plea To Speaker To Pass Tobacco Control Bill
Although tobacco control has largely been constructed as a public health matter, research we conducted in Uganda last year shows that tobacco use is also solidly a poverty issue. Ugandans in the two lowest income groups have higher tobacco use rates than those in higher income...
The Danger That Is Tobacco
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death globally. It claims more lives than Aids, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The commonest cancer in the world today is lung cancer. Tobacco use has been determined to cause 71 per cent of all lung cancer cases. There would be 21...
Tobacco Control At Rotaract Kyengera
The Tobacco Control Campaign through Mr. Daniel Kadobera of Ministry of Health, was hosted by the Rotaract Club of Kyengera on Monday 20th June, 2016. Mr. Kadobera who was also the guest speaker at the club’s fellowship disseminated the Tobacco Control Act to Rotaractors in an...
Tobacco Free Father’s Day
Father's day is here again. A time for the fathers to be celebrated and appreciated too. Often we wonder what the threshold for a good father is. Many will say; "A good father is a responsible father, " but who really is a responsible father? What actions and choices portray...
Uganda Tobacco Control Act 2015 Comes Into Force; Bans Smoking In Public Places
The Uganda Tobacco Control Act 2015 has come into force today, six months after being gazetted on 18th November 2015. The tobacco control bill was passed by Parliament on 28th July 2015, and was assented to by the President on 19th September 2015. The Act is a fulfillment of...
How The Tobacco Control Act Will Build This Nation
Many times you’ll be at your local shop waiting in a queue to buy airtime and a 9 year old kid will come running, halt right next to you and extend their hand to through the metallic bars before speaking confidently; bampeeyo sigala wa lukumi!
Now for many of us, it may not...
World No Tobacco Day 2016-WHO urges countries to prepare for Plain Packaging
Title: World No Tobacco Day 2016-WHO urges countries to prepare for Plain Packaging
On May 31, tobacco control advocates all over the world will join efforts to commemorate World No Tobacco Day. The Theme for this year’s campaign is ‘ Get ready for Plain Packaging’,...
ACBF Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie emphasizes the need for capacity development for tobacco control leadership
The Executive Secretary ( ES) of The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Zimbabwe, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie this morning paid a courtesy call to the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa ( CTCA) at Centre’s premises in Kasangati, near Kampala. The ES was...
CTCA urges capacity development stakeholders to invest in tobacco control capacity to curb the tobacco epidemic
Stakeholders attending the 3rd Pan-African Capacity Development Forum ( ACDF) in Harare, Zimbabwe have been cautioned to invest in capacity for tobacco control as one of the priorities for the social economic transformation for Africa.
This was during aside event...
National Tobacco Control Focal Persons hailed for their commitment to tobacco control
Title: National Tobacco Control Focal Persons hailed for their commitment to tobacco control
December 10, 2015-
The Dean School of Public Health and CTCA Director, Prof William Bazeyo has called on Tobacco Control Focal Persons in CTCA’s target countries to be more...