Tag - ATCA

“Battle of Minds”, British American Tobacco’s new tactic to invade Africa

British American Tobacco has launched its 2022 Battle of Minds competition. The multinational tobacco company is targeting university students and young graduates in different countries around the world to participate in the competition which they say targets creativity in 3 areas namely: environmental, social and governance. The competition is held online and covers 27 countries...

ATCA joins SA’s public health organisations to call to plug the e-cigarette regulation gap

Johannesburg – The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has called for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes through the swift implementation of the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. The non-profit, non-government, professional organisations are joined by South Africa’s public health organisations in calling for the implementation of the tobacco control bill, which requires...

ACBF Raises Concern Over the Growing Use of Tobacco Products

The World Health Organisation report has revealed that tobacco usage is the leading preventable cause of death among adults globally as it was on the rise in Africa. According to the report, tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the direct result of tobacco use,...

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped. To rescue children and achieve sustainable human and health rights improvements, laws that make corporations accountable and...

ATCA in 2022

As a regional organisation coordinating tobacco control civil society initiatives in the continent, ATCA works to foster synergy with other tobacco control stakeholders, and ensure mobilisation, capacity building and coordination for effective tobacco control in Africa. The alliance has acquired skills, knowledge and expertise in various tobacco control domains and support parties, leading to major tobacco...

Africa – Imperial Tobacco’s “unloved asset to a platform for future growth”

Tobacco giant, Imperial Brands, at its annual shareholders meeting recently in the UK, announced its profits and plans for the next five years - these plans depict a bleak future for Africa. The tobacco multinational plans to turn Africa “from an unloved asset to a platform for future growth.” According to Imperial Brands, tobacco sales...

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...