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Ten arrested in Kabale for smoking in public

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ten people have been arrested in Kabale Municipality for smoking in public. They were arrested on Sunday in an operation headed by Patience Mutetsi, an official from the Tobacco Control  Program in the Ministry of Health, Gilbert Mateeka, Kabale District Health Officer, Andrew  Beija, …

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MOH sounds alarm over new cigarette targeting women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has raised concern over a new cigarette brand on the market which they say risks undoing efforts so far made towards reduction of smoking in the country. Dr Hafisa Lukwata, the Tobacco Control Focal Person in the Ministry of Health …

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Police arrests 54 students at Nansana ‘smoking festival’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested 54 students who were participating in a smoking festival organized in Kibulooka, Nansana West Ward, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district. The arrest came after residents of Kibulooka reported excessive noise coming from the students’ party. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police …

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Researchers call for phasing out of cigarette sales in Australia

Sydney, Australia | Xinhua | Researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Public Health called for a restriction of tobacco sales in Australia as the next step towards phasing out tobacco related products completely. In a perspective article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) on Monday, UQ …

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Activists appeal for more research to control tobacco use

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists involved in tobacco control are calling upon African governments to fund scientific research aimed at eliminating the use of tobacco-related products. The call was made on Tuesday during the first Africa Conference on Tobacco Control and Development. According to the scientists, while many countries …

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WHO launches initiative to help 1.3 bln people quit smoking

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it’s launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion tobacco-users worldwide kick the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, …

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