Tag - Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index

How tobacco industry interferes in Nigerian, other African countries’ policies – Report

"The tobacco industry, in at least five countries, engaged in high levels of unnecessary interactions with governments. These took the form of trade and partnerships, enforcement of laws, social activities and economic development agenda." The tobacco industry stepped up corporate social responsibility activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, exploiting opportunities provided by the infectious disease to engage...

Expert says fight against tobacco industry has waned, needs innovation

A new international report said the global fight against tobacco use has waned, and former Health Professions Council (HPCSA) president Dr Kgosi Letlape said innovation and new regulations are needed. Dr Letlape, who was one of the experts that worked on the report, said: “We must differentiate between smoking and smokers. “Remember that behind every cigarette...

Political will is the vaccine needed against Big Tobacco in Africa

Tobacco kills an estimated eight million people each year globally. And it’s known that the African continent is being targeted by tobacco companies. Are we doing enough to limit its harmful effects? Over the past three weeks, a series of reports has emerged exposing how tobacco giant British American Tobacco has allegedly been manipulating governments in Africa...

Opportunity: Development Of A Regional Report – Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index

BACKGROUND ATCA is a non-profit, non-political and continent-wide tobacco control alliance of civil society organizations (CSOs) with a vision to promote health by building a tobacco-free Africa. Established in 2008, the alliance is a unique Pan African tobacco control civil society network and currently has membership in 39 African countries. The alliance has developed...