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African campaigners urge enhanced tobacco regulations amid health risks

The manufacturing, sale and consumption of tobacco products in Africa should be regulated in order to limit threats to public health and safety, campaigners said Tuesday. Leonce Sessou, executive secretary of African Tobacco Control Alliance, stressed that enactment of laws and public education is required to curb unhealthy use of tobacco products like cigarettes in...

Uganda Emerges Best Tobacco Control Champion In Africa

The adage hard work pays has been fulfilled with the pearl of Africa - Uganda, after being announced as the best country on the African continent, which is undoubtedly pushing the tobacco industry against the wall. Uganda has been branded as the best tobacco control champion. This thrilling news was revealed during the virtual launch...

Group tasks FG on full implementation of NTCA 2015, NTCR 2019 laws

Laments tobacco industry’s interference in govt’s policies Tobacco control advocates, under the auspices of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), have urged the Federal Government to urgently commence full implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) 2015 and National Tobacco Control Regulations (NTCR) 2019 Act to stop the industry’s undue interference in government’s...

Ingérence de l’industrie du tabac dans les politiques nationales/L’Afrique présente son indice d’ingérence

L’Alliance pour le Contrôle du Tabac en Afrique (ACTA) a lancé ce matin de façon virtuelle, la première édition de l’Indice d’Ingérence de l’Industrie du Tabac en Afrique, produit en collaboration avec Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Research (ATIM), avec le soutien du partenariat STOP, par le biais du Global Center...

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...

South Africa Must Not Allow Tobacco Industry to Commandeer Control Measures

Failure to do so runs the risk of inviting Big Tobacco to sink. The recently-released Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report for 2021 has indicated that the South African government is not doing enough to prevent its tobacco control policies from being influenced by the industry. Troublingly, this year’s report found that South Africa dropped six points from...

We must provide tobacco users the help they need to quit

The 2021 edition of World No Tobacco Day makes a special request to smokers; “Commit to Quit”. This message is particularly timely, especially at a time when the world continues to struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that “available research suggests smokers are at higher risk of developing...