Despite the high unemployment rate (about 15%) among this group, tobacco unfortunately takes up a big chunk of their money.
About 10 percent of the global cigarette market is estimated to go through illicit trade
African health ministries were urged to focus on controlling tobacco advertisement in their nations
Smokers should not be fooled into thinking that a few cigarettes a day, or even just one, carries little or no long term harm, says Prof. Allan Hackshaw....
"Too many Americans are harmed by cigarette smoking, which is the nation's leading preventable cause of death and disease," said CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald....
Statistics from World Health Organisation show there are one billion smokers worldwide and Tobacco kills seven million people annually.
Uganda adheres to the World Health Organisation standards but the problem is with monitoring
The single most effective way of reducing tobacco use is to make this deadly product less affordable
WHO wants governments to ban marketing and advertising of tobacco
"Tobacco exacerbates poverty, reduces economic productivity, contributes to poor household food choices, and pollutes indoor air."
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