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Smoking now glamourised in Nigerian movies— Activist

Smoking now glamourised in Nigerian movies— Activist

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.

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CAPPA launches #SmokeFreeNollywood campaign

CAPPA launches #SmokeFreeNollywood campaign

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.

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Dearth of funding affecting tobacco control, says NTCA

Taking the tobacco war to films and music

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
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CSO urges Nigerians to abstain from smoking over COVID-19 complications

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).

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