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A group of farmers from  the tobacco growing regions of Uganda have petitioned the Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament,   Hon. Rebecca Kadaga,  urging her to pass the Tobacco Control  Bill 2014. The farmers, led by Mr. Sengoma John from Kanungu District   noted that  the Bill enable government to be in charge of the whole system of tobacco production right from the farm level to the marketing level so as protect both us the farmers and the other members of the public from the negative effects of tobacco.  The farmers were represented by a team of nine from West Nile, Western Uganda and Bunyoro Regions.

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July 11, 2014_ Uganda today joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Population Day with a call on government to support efforts that promote young people's aspirations. The celebrations held at Angwekibange Primary School gardens in Dokolo District were held under the theme ' Investing in young people today to ensure a bright future for Uganda'.The Vice President of Uganda, Hon. Edward Ssekandi presided over the celebrations on behalf of the Predident of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni.

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The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) has been applauded for the successful implementation its activities during the first phase of the project that ends July 2014.  This was during a dissemination dinner held by the Centre on July 4, at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, where CTCA shared its achievements and challenges over the last three years with members of its Steering Committee and representatives of its target countries, Tobacco control as well as Development Partners.

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Mauritania commemorated World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, June 1, 2014, under the global theme "Raise taxes on tobacco."  The day’s activities were organized by the National Tobacco Control Program / Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for tobacco control (CTCA). 

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