Concept for Tobacco Control Advocates Coalition meeting

Concept for Tobacco Control Advocates Coalition meeting

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The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly cancers, heart disease and stroke, is emerging as a major public health challenge facing Uganda. The rise in rates of NCDs has been attributed to, among other reasons, high rates of tobacco smoking and poor lifestyle and dietary habits. The 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) reveals that up to 75% of Ugandans who suffer from NCDs get them due to tobacco use and exposure.