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Statement – World No Tobacco Day 2024

Statement of Leonce Dieudonne SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) For immediate release Lomé, May 31, 2024 - Every year, on May 31, the global community comes together to highlight the dangers of tobacco and the measures needed to protect our communities from this scourge that devastates our population, especially our youth....

2024 Africa Tobacco Control Media Awards: Award Ceremony in Zambia and Burkina Faso

On the occasion of the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, our members in Burkina Faso and Zambia honored the winners of the 2024 Africa Tobacco Control Media Awards. The Award ceremony in Ouagadougou on 4th June 2024 and Lusaka on 5th June 2024 celebrated excellence of the media professionals and their dedication...

Professor Bontle Mbongwe Receives the WHO Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion

We are pleased to announce that Professor Bontle Mbongwe, a renowned public health advocate and passionate anti-tobacco activist, has been honored with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion. This prestigious award recognizes her outstanding contributions to public health, both at country and global levels. Professor Bontle Mbongwe, is Associate Professor...

Announcement of Winners of the Africa Tobacco Control Media Awards 2024

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 edition of the Africa Tobacco Control Media Awards. This annual competition aims to encourage journalists across the continent to produce impactful and informative media works on tobacco control. The Africa Tobacco Control Media Awards recognize the best media productions that...

ATCA Congratulates Nigeria For Historic Measures Regulating Tobacco and Tobacco Products in the Entertainment Media

Statement of Leonce Dieudonne SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) For immediate release Lome, 27 May 2024 - The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) congratulates the government and people of Nigeria for its historic new measures prohibiting the promotion and glamorisation of tobacco and tobacco products in its film and music industry. ATCA...

African Tobacco Control Alliance Backs Nigeria’s”Historic” Smoking Regulations in Nollywood, Music Industry

Says Regulations are “the first of its kind in Africa and the second in the world after India” The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has congratulated Nigeria for its “historic” new measures prohibiting the promotion and glamorisation of tobacco and tobacco products in its film and music industry. ATCA’s Executive Secretary Leonce Dieudonne SESSOU, in a...

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