The economic cost of tobacco use is a well-studied issue in the context of high-income countries. It has been measured in only a handful of low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is partly because the tobacco epidemic is at an early stage in LMICs. Hence, the adverse health consequences of tobacco use are not felt as hard as is in high-income countries.
This study aims at estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda. As a benchmark, the study will make tobacco control communities, including professionals and policy makers, aware of the current harms caused by tobacco use to the economy. Consequently, this would lead them to take appropriate measures to prevent the epidemic.
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Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA) today 11th April hosted a media dialogue focusing on the Tobacco Control Act. Tobacco control advocates exposed the various tricks that tobacco industry players are using to undermine the law and promote their harmful product. The advocates from CEHURD, UNHCO, FIDELI and MOH also outlined their strategies to counter the Tobacco Industry tactics and promote a healthier society. They responded to various questions from journalists. The CTFK country team supported the panelists.
Many thanks to the Coordinator Richard Tinkasimire Baguma , Chairperson Charles Wendo and the team at the secretariat.
Press conference on Tobacco Control Act held at Cehurd Uganda head Office in Ntinda on 3rd Apirl 2017.
The Press focused on airing out the Devastating effect of Tobacco Use, Legal Issues on the TC Act and Implementation of TC act.
UHCA Coordinator Richard Baguma speaking about the TCAct2015 with journalists from the Karamoja subregion on February 7th 2017. Interesting views.
Teso,Sebei and Mbale journalists and DIOs engagining on issues of TCAct2015. Event held in Mbale hosted by UHCA on February 9th 2017.
Tobacco Control Media trainings for Mid-western and Central Uganda on 16th and 19th January 2017 respectively,
organized by Uganda Health Communication Alliance.