Cunning tobacco dealers targeting pupils
April 1, 2019
FRANCIS LUNGU, Lusaka
SCHOOLS are being targeted for marketing tobacco products and initiating pupils into the habit of smoking cigarettes and shisha, reveals a survey dubbed ‘Big Tobacco, Tiny Targets’.
The survey conducted in 30 schools around the capital, Lusaka, found that tobacco products, mainly cigarettes, were being sold in the precincts of learning facilities.
The Big Tobacco, Tiny Targets survey was conducted by the Tobacco Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA) with support from the Africa Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA).
The survey highlights a wide range of issues surrounding inappropriate ways of selling and advertising of tobacco products. http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/