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Celebrating Creativity and Innovation in a Smoke-Free Zone at the Ufulu Festival


A smoking ban notice at the the 2018 Ufulu Festival

This year’s independence celebrations brought with it a number of attractive and well organized events, one of which is the Ufulu Festival which took place at the Civil Stadium in Lilongwe. The festival was patronized in large numbers with the youth in majority. The organizers of the event brought on stage high quality performers, artistic artwork, not to mention the excellent sound system. Creativity and innovation was displayed and celebrated throughout the event.

It is important to commend the organizers of the 2018 Ufulu event for giving the audience a show to remember and giving a good example to other social event organizers by creating a smoke free and a drug abuse free zone. Social events which are highly patronized by the youth, smoking, alcohol consumption and drug abuse are common; the organizers banned the selling and consumption of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs of abuse making the festival even more enjoyable and unique.

Children and non-smokers were protected from exposure to secondhand smoke which has harmful health effects regardless of the amount inhaled.

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  1. SBVVL

    This is great news, I think we as a people of this country need to dedicate more effort towards this. Living healthy lives is our responsibility and it is a collective response to protect ourselves from healthy hazards such as tobacco smoke, alcohol and drugs

  2. Mwai

    The 2018 Ufulu event organizers did a great job to prohibit smoking and alcohol! Events like this should make an effort to do the same so that everyone should be comfortable.

  3. Vita Mithi

    This is a good initiative, we need more advocacy. Currently the country has no laws restricting people not to smoke anywhere.

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