KEY FACTS

Population

Uganda has a population of 42,723,139 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Uganda and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 05 March 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 20 June 2007

Date of FCTC entry into force: 18 September 2007

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male19.35.016.814.515.913.6
Female15.84.72.92.62.12.0
Total17.34.89.6 8.3 8.77.6

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

Uganda’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Uganda has a legislation requiring 100% smoke-free public places. Funds are not allocated for the implementation of this policy.

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CESSATION

Uganda does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some parts of the country.
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HEALTH WARNING

Uganda has a legislation requiring health warnings covering 65% of the front and back of packs of cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products. Pictorial warnings are still awaited.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Uganda has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.

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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Uganda has a legislation or regulation banning the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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Big Tobacco Tiny Targets: Tobacco Industry Targets Schools In Uganda

Leaked Industry Documents: British American Tobacco Uganda-The Uganda Tobacco Control Bill 2014

British American Tobacco Uganda: The Uganda Tobacco Control Bill 2014

Uganda Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) country report 2007

Uganda Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) Medical Students (3rd year students only) 2005

Uganda GHPSS Nursing Students (3rd year students only) 2005

GATS in Uganda – Factsheet

British American Tobacco Uganda

British American Tobacco Uganda: Marketing Strategies

Uganda Arua GYTS fact sheet (ages 13-15) 2002

Uganda Arua GYTS fact sheet 2002

Uganda Kampala GYTS fact sheet (ages 13-15) 2002

Uganda Kampala GYTS fact sheet 2002

Uganda Mpigi GYTS fact sheet (ages 13-15) 2002

Uganda Rest of Central District GYTS fact sheet 2002

ATCA CSO PARTNERS

• Center for Health Human rights and Development (CEHURD)
• Uganda Health Communication Alliance (UHCA)
• Uganda national Health Users Consumers Organisation (UNHCO)