Explaining World No Tobacco Day 2020WNTD Theme: Protecting Youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco nicotine use.
In light of the Tobacco Industry increase with manipulation targeting youths for tobacco use, the World No Tobacco Day 2020 will focus on protecting the young people from the industry.
Research has shown that for years, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract youth to tobacco and nicotine products. This has been through tobacco industry in-depth researches and calculated approaches designed to attract the young people. The industry has done this through mainly changing product designs and marketing campaign strategies.
This video explains what World No Tobacco Day is about and how it relates to the African Youth.
COVID19 and World No Tobacco Day 2020In this video, Baguma Richard , UHCA Coordinator explains the dangers of tobacco use as the world prepares to celebrate World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2020. This was during the early talk show on UBC Television Uganda on 28th May.
He further explained the health and financial costs attributed to tobacco use in all its forms.
Danger of Tobacco use during COVID19The Tobacco Control Advocates in Uganda have encouraged both active and second hand tobacco users to quit especially during this COVID19 pandemic since it increases their chances of severe effects once affected by corona virus.
They also advised the government to desist from accepting contributions from the tobacco industry during this time since it is against the Tobacco Control Act 2015.
Source of original video: https://youtu.be/4Ejjz8jRNHQ?t=2
Countering Tobacco Industry support for COVID19In this Luganda news bulletin on DreamTv, Tobacco Control advocates in Uganda have called out the Government against receiving donations from the tobacco industry during the COVID19 pandemic.
The Tobacco Control Act 2015 prohibits any person(s), body or entity that has influence over public health policies from soliciting or accepting any voluntary contribution from the tobacco industry.
In light of the 250Million contribution from Lead Tobacco and Meridian Ltd as read by H.E President of Uganda on Tuesday 14th April, CSOs under Tobacco Control Uganda group condemned the act since it contravenes section 22 of the Tobacco Control Act 2915 and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
It is also important to note that use of tobacco products have been showed to cause various illnesses and contribute to death.
Original source of video: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtvug/videos/1307739016097364/?app=fbl
Tobacco and Vulnerability to COVID19Baguma Richard (UHCA Coordinator) explains the relationship between tobacco use and how it renders users vulnerable to COVID19. This was during an interview on 07/mAY/2020 ON SmartTv Uganda.
He emphasized that there has never been any better time for tobacco users to quit than now so as to protect themselves from COVID19.
Original Interview was on Smart Tv Uganda.
Journalists should communicate effectively during Covid19In this DreamTV interview, UHCA Coordinator urged communicators to communicate effectively and not joke with information being shared with the public. This is not limited to only journalists but also all communicators in different offices. Professionalism needs to be exercised vigilantly during this pandemic.
Keeping healthy during COVID19 - UHCA CoordinatorThis Luganda News output was aired on DreamTv Uganda featuring the UHCA Coorindator Baguma Richard. He talked about the danger Covid19 posses to tobacco users since both affect the respiratory system especially the lung. H encouraged news reporters to share correct information, people need to feed well and stay hydrated during this pandemic.
Health Rights during COVID19 on Smart24 TVMr.Baguma Richard, The Coordinator of Uganda Health Communication Alliance had an interview where he discussed the impact of Corona Virus on tobacco users and the health rights during COVID19 among other matters. This was broadcast via Smart24 TV.
Source: Facebook Smart24TV.
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Tobacco in UgandaA brief explanation of the tobacco epidemic in Uganda and strides towards advocacy.
*Original Video: Julius Muhumuza - https://youtu.be/cRR-7ykuPa0
UHCA WARNS TOBACCO FARMERSUHCA Coordinator, Richard Baguma warned tobacco farmers about the dangers associated with tobacco growing as well as the economic costs pf the products.
*Original video: Julius Muhumuza - https://youtu.be/JeAXF2KK9-w
4TH ANNUAL RECOVERY WALK TO CREATE AWARENESS AGAINST DRUG ADDICTIONThe 4th Annual Recovery Walk was carried out to increase awareness about mental health and drug addiction. Uganda Health Communication Alliance as a member of the Recovery Coalition Uganda participated in this walk.
The walk had participants from different walks of life including representatives from Ministry of Health Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister, Civil Society Organisations, Students from various institutions and the public.
*Original video from: Julius Muhumuza - https://youtu.be/NHXChakNj-c