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Vital Strategies launches crowdsourcing tool to monitor tobacco marketing in India

Vital Strategies has launched a digital crowdsourcing tool to monitor tobacco marketing in India.  Each year, the tobacco industry spends millions of dollars on marketing to increase tobacco consumption, particularly among youth. With more than 267 million tobacco users in India, a new digital platform from the global health organisation Vital Strategies identifies tobacco...

Togo was losing around CFA 6 billion on beer and tobacco imports, before the automated branding system arrived

Before the automated branding system was introduced, respectively 80% and 40% of the beer and tobacco products that were imported and sold in Togo evaded control by the tax administration. The information was reported by Africatimes.  The news outlet said Togo lost over CFA3.5 billion and CFA2.5 billion as a result of the products mentioned...

BBN Season 6 – Groups Write NBC, Demand Prohibition of Smoking in Big Brother Naija

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) today (July 16, 2021) have sent a petition to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) asking the agency to prohibit smoking in the Big Brother Naija Season 6 which commences on July 18, 2021. CAPPA and NTCA in the letter titled...

Opportunity: Development Of A Regional Report – Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index

BACKGROUND ATCA is a non-profit, non-political and continent-wide tobacco control alliance of civil society organizations (CSOs) with a vision to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa. Established in 2008, the alliance is a unique Pan African tobacco control civil society network and currently has membership in 39 African countries. The alliance has developed...