TOBACCO USE ON THE RISE, 13500 DEATHS REGISTERED

By Moses Kidandi

Government has released three forms survey indicating 20% of the youth are using tobacco compared to 10% adults that are tobacco users.

The Ministry of Health Tobacco Control Epidemiologist David Kadobera says that the surveys shows that youths use smokeless tobacco yet adults smoke yet young female smokers are more than adult ladies who smoke.

The findings are from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, Global Youth Tobacco Survey and Uganda Cancer Institute Tobacco Study.

Kadobera discovers that 60% of the mouth and stomach cancer at Mulago Cancer Institute are tobacco related causes while the annual 13500 deaths are due to tobacco related diseases.


PHOTO: theconversation.com

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