2022 Statements

We can achieve good health for all if we work to attain a clean and tobacco-free world.

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary of ATCA on the occasion of World Health Day 2022 We can achieve good health for all if we work to attain a clean and tobacco-free world. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lomé, 07 April 2022 For World Health Day this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) asks if we can reimagine a...

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...