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."
Government spends over sh1.8b in treating tobacco- related diseases every year.
Tobacco consumption is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world, claiming nearly six million lives annually.
"We have an ethical responsibility to prioritize people’s health over the industry’s interests."
Tobacco remains the only legal consumer product that kills when used as intended by the manufacturer
The new Tobacco Control Law came into force on May 19
Under the directive, health warnings must cover 65 percent of the front and back of every pack of cigarettes, with additional warnings on the top.
Experts are still confident that the battle against tobacco will be accomplished
In a BBC investigation, it is alleged that Bugangaizi West MP Kasirivu-Atwooki took $20,000 from BAT as an inducement to doctor a parliamentary report...
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