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Has President seen the link between smoking and cancer?

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th June 2004 03:00 AM

SIR— I read with interest the article where health minister Jim Muhwezi said President Yoweri Museveni wanted health workers to concentrate more on prevention of diseases than their treatment.

SIR— I read with interest the article where health minister Jim Muhwezi said President Yoweri Museveni wanted health workers to concentrate more on prevention of diseases than their treatment.

SIR— I read with interest the article where health minister Jim Muhwezi said President Yoweri Museveni wanted health workers to concentrate more on prevention of diseases than their treatment.
Mr Museveni was quoted
as saying, “It’s not proper
for someone suffering
from cancer to demand
for drugs from government when lung cancer is caused
by smoking.”
While smokers suffering from lung cancer should not be denied treatment, I hope this means the President now sees the link between smoking
and lung cancer as well as many other diseases and will
in future look beyond the immediate monetary gain
from the tobacco industry
and not make speeches
in support of BAT because
they are “a big taxpayer”.

Andrew Kiberu
Perth, Australia

Has President seen the link between smoking and cancer?

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