One out of every three youths who visit bars in Kampala smoke shisha/ water pipe tobacco with the majority of them initiating the habit by age of 23 years. This is according to a study carried out by Christine Aanyu, a Masters Research Student of Makerere University School of Public Health. The study that focused on knowledge, attitudes and practices of shisha smoking among youths in Kampala was one of the tobacco control researches carried out under the CTCA Research Grant Project implemented in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Read more
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CTCA’s Achievements during Phase I ( July 2011-July 2014)
The period July 2011- July 2014 covered Phase I of CTCA’s operations, while October 2014- December 2017 covers Phase II of the Centre’s operations. During Phase I, CTCA focused on six areas of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC); Smoke free environments, Pictorial Health Warnings, Ban on Tobacco Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotion ( TAPS), legislation, Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Alternative Livelihoods. The target countries included; Angola, Kenya, Mauritania, South Africa and Uganda.
During Phase I, CTCA attained the following key achievements:
•Development of a functional institution with a governance structure, systems and processes.
•Developed good knowledge of the Tobacco Control landscape in Africa, understands what works and what does not, and has developed expertise, tools and resources to build capacity for tobacco control at country level.
•CTCA supported the development of tobacco control policies and strategic plans in Mauritania , Uganda, Angola and Gambia
•Facilitated Development of Pictorial Health Warnings ( PHWs) in Kenya and South Africa
•Supported Tobacco Control bills/ legislative processes in Uganda, Mauritania and Angola.
•Spearheaded tax increase for tobacco products in Uganda 2013/2014
• Provided support for establishment of coordination mechanism for tobacco control in Uganda and Kenya
•Provided technical support for the development of Regulations to Rwanda
•Supported the process of validation of the smoke free environments law in Gambia
•Supported Tanzania legislators to bench mark the Tobacco control legislative process in Uganda as well as the process of transiting to Alternative Livelihoods.
Centre For Tobacco Control in Africa
P.O Box 7072 Kampala Uganda
Tel: +256 312 202 374 /5
Email: ctca @ ctc-africa.org
Kasangati , off Gayaza Road