According to officials, initially, 1.8 billion Shillings was budgeted to fully implement the law countrywide. However, more than five years since the law was passed, little has been done to reduce the use of tobacco use in the country. Due to the lack of funds, the health ministry has not been able to enforce the law. In addition to this, they cannot hire the necessary staff to help with making regulations to guide the implementation of the law
James Oloya, the Lira Stage Master at Gulu Main Bus Park in Gulu town told URN in an interview that though he is ignorant about the existing law regulating tobacco consumption, the government should come up with heavy penalties on those who smoke in public so that the rest are demoralized from the vice.