The World Health Organisation, WHO, says over eight million people die annually from tobacco-related smoke. Most of these deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries. The tobacco industry is known to target new smokers, especially the youths through visuals that glamourise smoking. Because of this, film hubs like Hollywood and Bollywood have banned smoking in movies.Read More
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for adult rating for films with smoking scenes, anti-smoking adverts, anti-smoking health warnings, certified no pay-offs, stop identification of tobacco brands and a total ban on tobacco products placement in the Nigerian movie industry— Nollywood.Read More
Evidence abounds that the tobacco industry targets low and middle-income countries and continues to invest heavily in the promotion of its harmful products in these countries. Nigeria is particularly a target of the industry owing to many reasons.Read More
The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, have met with the executives of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, in continuation of the campaign against smoking in movies and music videos.Read More
By Oluwarotimi Adebayo The war on tobacco must be total. It must be waged on all fronts and with the same precision that the tobacco industry deploys to addict our youths to tobacco and circumvent tobacco control policies. All true stakeholders must be involved in blocking loopholes that the industry exploits to carry on business
ABUJA-A Civil Society Organisation, African Tobacco Control Alliance, ATCA, Monday, urged Nigerians to abstain from cigarette smoking over Coronavirus, COVID-19 complications.
This was made known by the Chairperson, Board of Directors, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ATCA, in an interview with Vanguard, while speaking on the need for government to ban the sale of cigarette during this period of lockdown as done by other countries who are signatory like Nigeria to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
The Ethiopian Parliament has passed landmark legislation with the aim of curbing smoking in the country, according to the World Health Organisation. WHO Africa said this in a statement issued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday. As a result of the legislation, Ethiopia has now introduced a mixed-excise system on cigarettes in line with the
Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud of smoke. “I feel that smoking in public is a part of exercising my newly won freedoms. I am happy that now that I can choose,” the
The police in Ikeja on Thursday arraigned two teenagers, who allegedly threatened to stab a neighbour cautioning them against hemp smoking. The defendants – Yusuf Olaiya and Rasak Alade, both aged 18 – were charged along with Isiaka Olarinde, 30, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The trio, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges
Not fewer than 22 Israelis per day die from smoking-related sicknesses, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Israel Cancer Association (ICA).Read More