By Fatumah Nalwanga
Despite efforts to counteract the spread of COVID-19 across the world, the tobacco industry continues to enforce tobacco consumption, yet smoking has been proven to be one of the unhealthy practices that worsens one’s health once infected with corona virus, which is currently the most notorious virus in the world.
While addressing journalists during a media webinar organised by Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA), Richard Baguma who serves as the coordinator to this body revealed that the tobacco industry has enhanced smokeless tobacco technology, from lipstick,chocolate and biscuits, to producing cigarettes in form of smart phones.
“The tobacco industry has gone as far as producing an E-cigarette in the shape of a smart phone, and this is the most recent death trap which has hooked a big number of young adults,” Baguma who could not hide his disappointment in the tobacco industry revealed to journalists.
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