Director General Ministry of Health Dr. Ruth Aceng has encouraged Ugandans to bear personal responsibility towards passing on the message against tobacco use.
She said that the Ministry together with allies has made good steps in educating the public about dangers of tobacco.
Mrs Aceng made the remarks while officiating at the World No Tobacco day this week in a bid to prevent the use of tobacco products.
The cerebrations were held at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Wandegeya, viagra http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/all_in_one_seo_pack.php Kampala under the theme ‘Stop illicit trade in tobacco’.
Dr Aceng noted that the use of other forms of tobacco apart from cigarettes such as water pipes (shisha) and chewing tobacco is on an upsurge among youths and women in Uganda.
She called upon stakeholders to support the ratification of the WHO FTCT Protocol. This will put in place a comprehensive mechanism to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products.
The Director General launched the Online Resource Centre which will archive all information regarding tobacco control.
The Customs Supervisor Uganda Revenue Authority Mr. Turyakyira Armstrong said that the number of smuggled cigarettes has reduced since 2013. The most intercepted tobacco products have been smuggled from South Sudan and DRC.
Turyakyira attributed the decrease to operation vigilance, this site regional cooperation and the war in South Sudan.
In 2008/9 cigarettes worth USD 176, decease 850 were intercepted while cigarettes worth USD 203,337 were impounded by URA in 2009/10.
URA says since 2013, 7 million sticks of cigarette worth USD 235,846 have been intercepted.
The celebrations were attended by The WHO Representative to Uganda, tobacco control advocates, health experts, innovators among others.
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The new development comes at a time when the national army is facing tough battles with the rebels of former Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar who have been struggling to take over control of all oil rich towns from the government.
There are also rumors of disagreement within the top SPLA leadership.
The same disagreement in the army last month resulted to the sacking of governor of Northern Bar-el-gazel, Kuel Aguer Kuel who had had a very long disagreement with the SPLA Chief of Staff, Paul Awan Malong.
Governor Kuel was sacked together with the powerful minister of interior Affairs, Aleu Ayieny Aleu who also hails with President Kiir the same area on 13th April 2015.
The first major Presidential decree that did not only shook the region but the whole world was in June 2013 when, Kiir sacked the whole government – doing away with top SPLM/A officials including Dr. Machar, Secretary General Pagan Amum, all ministers, governors and others.
The June 2013 decree resulted into a stormy ruling party national meeting in December 2013 that did not solve but aggravated the situation occasioning the current crisis in South Sudan.