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Kampala clamps down on smokers

Publish date: 06 August 2018
Issue Number: 785
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Uganda

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has banned smoking in public places in a bid to implement the 2015 Tobacco Control Act. Public Health and Environment Director Daniel Okello said more than 30% of deaths in Kampala are due to smoking and other non-communicable diseases. The Monitor reports that Kampala’s Mayor Charles Sserunjogi said ‘we are committed to sensitise the public about the dangers of smoking and to create more awareness about the act’. A toll-free line will enable members of the public to report cases smoking violations in public places. Violators will face heavy fines and/or imprisonment.

Full report in The Monitor