NGOs to implement the Anti Tobacco Act

By Samuel Mwesigwa and Musitafa Kalyowa

After the 10 th parliament enacting the anti tobacco act, non government organization have come with strategies of implementing the laws in the community and public places .

Uganda Healthy Communication Alliance on behalf of the interested NGOs have began operations to single shops that sell tobacco

Tobacco has kills over 6000 people, it has dangerous ingredients that affects the physical of young people and their mental health

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on tobacco Control highlights several measures to ensure that efforts to protect tobacco control from commercial & invested interests of the tobacco industry are comprehensive, effective & consistent across the UN system

It should be noted that Uganda is one of the countries where international labour organisation’s current work in the tobacco sector is taking place. International orgs & governments can work collaboratively to end poverty without engaging with the tobacco industry.

Mr Baguma Tinka Richard, the Programme Coordinator of Uganda Health Communication Alliance said that International Labour Organisations should stop receiving funds from the tobacco industry because it’s contrary to the United Nations system’s objectives, fundamental principles and values.

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