FCTC Ratification: 20 June 2007
Entry into force: 18 September 2007
Every year more than 5,000 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 122,000 children and more than 1,880,000 adults continue to use tobacco each day. Complacency in the face of the tobacco epidemic will ensure the tobacco industry continues to run roughshod over the lives of Uganda's citizens and ensure that tobacco's death toll will grow with each passing year. Tobacco control advocates must reach out to other communities to strengthen their efforts in this mortal fight.