Statements

ATCA is honoured with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) Afro Leadership Award in Tobacco Control 2022.

PRESS RELEASE 16 December 2022 The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has received the CTFK Afro Leadership Award in Tobacco Control 2022. This was in a ceremony that brought together tobacco control actors from across Africa to celebrate the tobacco control successes in the continent. The event took place on Tuesday 13 December 2022 in Nairobi...

New report exposes how the tobacco industry exploited the covid-19 pandemic to increase its profits at the detriment of public health.

PRESS RELEASE 09 December 2022 The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has launched a report titled, COVID-19 and Tobacco Industry Interference in Africa. Produced following a study conducted in 2021 which explored how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on tobacco control in Sub Saharan Africa, as well as how the tobacco industry exploited the pandemic to promote...

35 organisations from 23 African countries call for the removal of Philip Morris International (PMI) from all engagements related to the Africa Trade & Customs Week Summit 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé 02 November, 2022 35 organisations from 23 African countries have denounced the brandishing of Philip Morris International (PMI) as one of the sponsors of the AFRICA TRADE & CUSTOMS WEEK SUMMIT 2022, and called for the withdrawal of the tobacco multinational from all engagements related to the summit which is scheduled to...

African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) in solidarity with youth call to make Big Tobacco pay.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 12 August 2022 On the occasion of International Youth Day on August 12, global organizations representing the youth have released a statement condemning the tobacco industry’s creation of a new generation of addiction and calling for governments to make the tobacco companies pay for past, present and future harms. The youth spoke on...

The Intergenerational Responsibility of the Tobacco Industry

We, youth from around the world, joined together by international organizations, call for intergenerational solidarity to hold the tobacco industry accountable and liable for its continuous acts of harming the people and the planet. We represent a global constituency committed to protect the young adults, the children, and the future generation from the lifelong addiction...

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...

Pictorial Health Warnings will adequately sensitize Mauritanians on the dangers of tobacco, thereby helping to reduce consumption

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 11 March 2022 The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is pleased with news of implementation of Pictorial Health Warnings on tobacco packs in Mauritania. Mandated by the country’s 2018 tobacco control law, a February 2020 Order by the Minister of Health gave the tobacco industry nine months to conform to a new...

Botswana’s New Tobacco Control Law Will Save Lives and Prioritize Public Health

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) on the adoption of a strong tobacco control law in Botswana  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 14 January 2022 Published in the official gazette on 29th October 2021, Botswana’s tobacco control law is a life-saving instrument, and one of the strong tobacco control legislations in...

African governments must secure their tobacco control efforts from tobacco industry interference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 27 October 2021 For several decades, the tobacco industry has made frantic efforts to portray itself as a development partner. However, the maiden Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index, launched this 27 October 2021, provides concrete evidence that across the continent, tobacco companies influence governments to undermine policies to protect the population from...

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