The Tobacco Control Bill 2014
|Date added||July 1, 2014|
The existing legal framework for tobacco control i.e. the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act Cap. 35 and the National Tobacco Corporation Act, Cap.316 do not match up with Uganda’s obligations as a party to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The laws were enacted in 1967 and 1978 respectively and as such they have been overtaken by government’s policy change in so far as tobacco control is concerned. Thus this bill seeks to have the said laws repealed.