INDUSTRY WATCH - INTRODUCTION
This page is designed to provide a snapshot of the work and achievements of ATCA in the context of the Tobacco Industry Monitoring project implemented from January 2013 to September 2014 in seven African countries. It highlights the interference tactics of the tobacco industry in tobacco control with a view to undermining the implementation of the WHO FCTC in the African region.

 

                                 ATCA Tobacco Industry Monitoring  Project

 

Introduction

 

This page provides a snapshop of a Tobacco Industry Monitoring (TIM) project carried out by ATCA in seven African countries from January 2013 to September 2014. The project was carried out in the context of the broader African Tobacco Control Consortium (ATCC) project, again implemented by ATCA from 2010 - 2014, in 10 African countries to assist national governments and civil society organizations to:


   (1) adopt and implement FCTC compliant legislation;


   (2) advocate for resources to promote tobacco control;


   (3) protect existing TC laws from tobacco industry interference; and


   (4) conduct research to improve tobacco control.


The seven countries covered by the TIM project were Benin, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Gambia, Senegal and Uganda. Please click below to access the interventions in each of these countries.


-Benin
-Cameroon
-Congo Brazzaville
-Gabon
-Gambia
-Senegal
-Uganda

 

Understanding Plain Packaging.

SEPARATION OF SMOKERS AND NON-SMOKERS WITHIN THE SAME AIRSPACE IS INEFFECTIVE.


Simply separating smokers and non-smokers within the same air space, absent any floor-to-ceiling barriers, does not eliminate – and in many cases even does not reduce – non-smokers exposure to second-hand smoke.

Protection from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. Policy recommendations, WHO