Kampala- July 9, 2014- The Tobacco Control Bill 2014 presented in Uganda’s Parliament for the 2nd Reading
The Tobacco Control Bill 2014 was this afternoon presented to the Parliament of Uganda for the 2nd reading following a consultative process by the Parliamentary Committee on Health, which also presented its findings.
The motion to table the Bill was moved by Hon. Nyakikongoro who highlighted the health hazards of tobacco to the House and called for an urgent passing of the bill into law so as to protect both current and future generations from the devastating effects of tobacco. The House that was chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Jacob Oulanya overwhelmingly supported the motion.