To be honest I have never really been one of those people who is bothered with smokers or smoking. I used to be a smoke for a while and a couple of the people I hung out with smoke. At first when I had just quit it was such a bother being around smokers but along the way I got to ignore it and finally didn’t get to notice it.
Almost every young Ugandan is like me, never bothered by cigarette smoke because after all they are not the ones smoking it plus its just Shisha right? And then if you are bothered by it someone will tell you how much kajanja you have.
You would rather have kajanja and save your life other than having diseases that “you didn’t work for.” If you did not know this, most passive smokers are more prone to getting nicotine related diseases easily compared to active smokers because you completely inhale that smoke as to the smoker who exhales most of it.
Now I am not here to bore you with details about smoking or even give you tge same ol’ statistics that you have seen all through the World Health Organization reports over the years nor am I going to scare you that smoking is bad for your health because honey, it is your health and you have to be more concerned about it not me but I am more concerned about it affecting me. Usually when most smokers read such, they turn to defence mode and ask you why you are neat them in the first place. Rude just!
You do have one life to live and yeah of course you have to live it fully but what is the use of you living fast without trying to protect yourself from things that will stop you from enjoying your life?
The theme for this year’s “World No Tobacco Day” slated for 31st May 2015 is “Stop Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products..”
Amending this Bill helps protect young people from easily accessing tobacco all over the country when the law is passed, my only problem here is with most rural areas even the urban ones most retailers are more concerned with getting money than someone’s health or age.
So whether the tobacco is illegal they will sell to young children and most parents in Uganda seem to send their children for such things like alcohol and cigarettes to shops and we all know this ain’t right.
Tobacco kills over 600, 000 people globally, these are just passive smokers.
Either way or the illicit trade in tobacco products poses a major health, economic and security concern around the world and combating tobacco trade should be one of the priorities of the MoH and you as a human being with a heart (though full of soot).