The study which was carried out in Bwaise had a total of 422 participants aged between 18 and 30. It shows that 115 of the participants representing 51.8 per cent of the people who participated in the study use a mixture of cigarettes and marijuana- a combination locally referred to as Kibanga.
This study will be conducted in four districts of Mityana, Masaka, Hoima and Kalangala for a period of six years. According to Dr. Flavia Matovu Kiweewa, a Researcher based at the Makerere University -Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, participants will be receiving an injection every after six months.
According to the scientists, while many countries have ratified the World Health Organisation's Framework ok Tobacco Control that is supposed to reduce the use of tobacco products in the world, research shows that smoking is set to increase on the African continent by more than 10 percent.