Some civil society organizations have demanded for the enactment of the tobacco law.
The Zambia Anti- Smoking Society, Zambia Media Network Against Tobacco, ZAMNAT and the Zambia Consumer Association, are all demanding that the Minister of Health quickens the process of enacting the law in line with the country’s international commitments.
The organizations have expressed concern that nothing much has been done, despite the PF government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promising that it would domesticate all treaties to which Zambia is a party.
This is contained in statement made available by to Breeze News by Zambia Consumer Association executive director Muyunda Ililonga and Raphael Makowane of Zambia Anti- Smoking Society.
The organizations say that there is no justification to continue delaying on the legislation because the health, economic and social consequence of tobacco use are well known.