Uganda- Countering Industry Arguments Against Tobacco Control in Uganda

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The tobacco industry and its associates have used a variety of arguments to oppose the Uganda Tobacco Control Bill (UTCB). These arguments have included:

  • there is no evidence to support graphic health warnings are effective;
  • there is no need to limit tobacco industry involvement in the policymaking process;
  • there is no need to increase the legal age of purchase of tobacco products as young adults are capable of making fully informed decisions;
  • there is no evidence to support a point of sale display ban of tobacco products is effective.

The TobaccoTactics fact sheet below details the evidence countering the above industry arguments:

Fact Sheet 1: Countering Industry Arguments Against Tobacco Control in Uganda


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