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Plastic Pollution from Cigarette Butts: A $186 Billion Toll Over 10 Years Lome, 06 December 2023 The costs of environmental pollution caused by plastics in cigarette butts and packaging amount to an estimated US$26 billion every year or US$186 billion every 10 years — adjusted for inflation — in waste management and marine ecosystem damage […]

Press release

18 October 2023 The 2023 Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index has been launched this Wednesday 18 October, 2023 in a virtual event attended by tobacco control advocates, government officials, the media, and other stakeholders. The Index, produced by the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) in collaboration with the Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and […]

Africa is making tobacco control progress, but more can and should be done

Statement of Leonce Dieudonne SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) following the release of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2023 For immediate release Lomé, 25 September 2023 – The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is pleased to see that countries of the WHO Afro region are improving their […]