2022 Statements

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...

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