Africa Tobacco Control Media Award
The ATCA Tobacco Control Media Award is a yearly initiative organized to motivate journalists to generate compelling tobacco control media productions. This award recognizes the best tobacco control media productions in the continent.
Productions for the Media Award must focus on exposing key tactics of tobacco multinationals aimed at undermining the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and must:
- have potential to create impact
- be journalistic and of good technical quality
- be original not have been previously submitted for another competition
Entries can be submitted till 31 October, 2022.
The award has three categories:
- Online/Print media
The best three productions in each category will receive:
- a trophy
- a laptop
- 500 USD
Tobacco is the leading cause of death, illness and impoverishment.
The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
Know more about the tobacco epidemic
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2021
The Global Tobacco Epidemic (CTFK Factsheet)
Tobacco industry interference to undermine public health
Evidence including internal tobacco industry documents have shown how the tobacco industry has used flawed arguments, fabricated or misleading information, unethical approaches, and front groups to undermine life saving tobacco control measures by influencing policy makers either directly or through third parties. For years, public health experts poured over tobacco industry’s internal documents to decipher the pattern of strategies deployed to weaken tobacco control. Tobacco industry’s internal documents were made public as an outcome of public interest litigation against tobacco companies in the US.
Know more about tobacco industry interference
Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index
African Region (Tobacco Tactics)
Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index
Crooked Nine: Nine Ways the Tobacco Industry Undermines Health Policy
Tobacco Industry Interference (FCTC Knowledge Hub)
Tobacco industry interference: a global brief
Other useful links
- Laxity on enforcement bodies a challenge -Ministry of Health/NBS LIVE AT 9
- Government applauses Covid 19 in the fight of tobacco use
- Tobacco Should Be Banned In Zambia?
- Tobacco and nicotine product control bill
- Tobacco draft legislation under review: New Health minister to push bill through Cabinet, Parley
- Tobacco use wanes in West, grows in Africa
- Let Big Tobacco stop pollution of our oceans
- MWANGI: Why killer cigarettes are still around
- Tobacco sellers fight back
- Tobacco product tax effective in reducing cigar use
- Farmers’ shift from tobacco farming will save lives
- Tobacco firms using front groups to hold on
- We must stem increasing use of tobacco by women
- MWANGI: Need for urgent research on nicotine pouches
- Tobacco smokers at high risk to COVID-19
- Tobacco Control: Is Kenya at a loss?
- Report: Kenya losing momentum in anti-tobacco war
- Watch Out for Smokeless Tobacco and Nicotine
- BAT reverses ban to relaunch nicotine pouches in Kenya
- BAT-Kenya lobbying for tax reduction to give Lyft a lifeline in Africa
- Shisha: A gateway for non-communicable diseases
- Stop abusing drugs as it is costly to your health and the nation
- CTV News @ 18h (23 September 2022)
- CTV News @ 18h (13 July 2022)
- Why is the tobacco control bill taking long to be domesticated
- In Defiance Of WHO Laws, Tobacco Industry Takes Advantage Of Weak Laws