Highlights

Nigeria’s Social Networking Sites Captured by Tobacco Industry Says New Report, CAPPA

A report released by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) yesterday (June 20) has exposed how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now used to flout Nigeria’s National Tobacco Control Act and its Regulations. The report detailed how companies like British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International Nigeria Limited (PMINL)...

“Battle of Minds”, British American Tobacco’s new tactic to invade Africa

British American Tobacco has launched its 2022 Battle of Minds competition. The multinational tobacco company is targeting university students and young graduates in different countries around the world to participate in the competition which they say targets creativity in 3 areas namely: environmental, social and governance. The competition is held online and covers 27 countries...

Consultancy for the final assessment of the project entitled “enhancing atca capacity to empower africa csos -2eac2”

N°EOI/-001/06/22-ES Contract Type: Consultancy (1 consultant) Duration: 30 days Closing Date: 08 July, 2022   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...

I quit smoking to live a healthier life

 Ernest Ajayi, a 45 years-old civil servant who resides in Abuja, recalls that he picked up smoking because he thought “smoking made people look successful, classy and respected”. He said growing up, many movies portrayed the rich and influential people were smokers and that enticed him to start smoking in his early twenties at the...

Switching from tobacco to beans farming in Kenya

Migori, Kenya — Sixty-four-year-old Petalis Ouma has suffered chronic cough and chest pains. Lately, the chest pain has been worsening. He has never smoked a cigarette but cultivated tobacco for years in his home in Migori, a region in southwestern Kenya where tobacco is one of the primary cash crops. Growing tobacco has a detrimental effect...

World No Tobacco Day 2022 awards – the winners

Every year, WHO recognizes individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. This recognition takes the form of WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award and World No Tobacco Day Awards. WHO Director-General Special award Tobacco Free Portfolios, Australia President of Mexico Mr. Andrés Manuel López...

We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages. 30 May 2022 World No Tobacco Day 2022 is yet another opportunity to shed light on the tobacco burden. Commemorated under the theme, Tobacco: threat to our environment, this year’s World No Tobacco Day offers an opportunity for all Africans to come together...

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...

Recruitment Of A Graphic Designer

Contract Type: Consultancy (1 consultant)  Duration: One month  Closing Date: 21 April 2022 1- 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...