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Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped. To rescue children and achieve sustainable human and health rights improvements, laws that make corporations accountable and...

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2022 AFRICA CAMPAIGN

As has been the case for the past few years, an Africa campaign is being prepared for the World No Tobacco Day 2022 edition. We are pleased to inform you that the campaign has been named “Clean up”.   The “Clean up” campaign is organized by ATCA, in collaboration with the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), African...

L’agenda 2022 de l’ACTA

En sa qualité d'organisation régionale coordonnant les initiatives de la société civile en matière de lutte antitabac sur le continent, ACTA s'efforce de promouvoir la synergie avec d'autres organisations régionales de lutte antitabac et d'assurer la mobilisation, le renforcement des capacités et la coordination pour une lutte antitabac efficace en Afrique. L'alliance a acquis des...

Ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save hundreds of thousands of lives, experts say

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a proposed rule this week to ban menthol from cigarettes, as well as to ban flavored cigars. It's a step that public health officials say is essential to protect public health. "I'm really excited about the possibility. At our foundation, we've cared about issues of smoking and...

Nigerian govt cautioned against accepting Philip Morris’ COVID-19 vaccine

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has alerted the Nigerian government to the possibility of the Canadian government approaching it to accept the Medicgo COVID-19 vaccine (Covifenz), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reportedly not approved. The WHO is said to have refused to approve the Medicago vaccine because Philip Morris is...

Now that the Tobacco Control Fund has been operationalised

Philip Jakpor of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) in this treatise that explores the gains that will accrue to the nation with the recent operationalisation of the National Tobacco Control Fund, even as he details what the tobacco industry does to frustrate tobacco control, and explores opportunities that are open to...

Tobacco industry sticks to game plan amid pandemic

IN the middle of a deadly health crisis, the tobacco industry scored a win in the country, sticking to a tried and tested playbook to protect its interests. Despite medical experts' warning against the risks to health of vapes and other novel tobacco products, Congress passed a piece of legislation favoring the industry while undermining...

Speakers emphasise strengthening tobacco control act

State Minister for the Ministry of Religious Affairs has called for strengthening the tobacco control act to save the country from the curse of nicotine addiction. “To save the country from the curse of tobacco, the tobacco control act must be further strengthened. When the honourable Prime Minister declared to rid the country of tobacco...