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CAPPA tasks NFCVB on enforcement of ban on TAPS

In its continued bid to reduce tobacco-related diseases and deaths in the country, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa has urged the National Films and Video Censors Board (NFCVB) to, as a matter of urgency, enforce the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorships (TAPS) with particular emphasis on the movies and entertainment...

Orientation agency to partner NTCA on tobacco control

Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has disclosed that his agency is willing and available to work with the tobacco control community to ensure that tobacco products are effectively controlled in the country. The Director General made this commitment on Thursday, August 18, 2022, when a delegation of tobacco control...

Groups urge NBC to ban smoking in BBNaija Season 7

The group said BBNaija season 6 sparked public outrage when its participants flagrantly smoked on live television. Some Non-Governmental Organisations have called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to regulate Big Brother Naija (BBN) Season Seven, a popular reality television programme, to become smoke-free. The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said this on...

Nigeria’s Social Networking Sites Captured by Tobacco Industry Says New Report, CAPPA

A report released by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) yesterday (June 20) has exposed how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now used to flout Nigeria’s National Tobacco Control Act and its Regulations. The report detailed how companies like British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International Nigeria Limited (PMINL)...

Nigeria And The Threats Of Tobacco Smoking

The warning that ‘Smokers are liable to die young’ is always ubiquitously written on the packs of most cigarettes, but to digest the message is one thing and to do it is a different matter. If those who consume tobacco products in Nigeria continue to do so at grave risk to their health, it...

FG Told To Operationalise Tobacco Control Fund

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has decried the needless delay in operationalising the tobacco control fund. The alliance, therefore urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency operationalise the tobacco control fund in the interest of Nigerians and their safety. The group made the call at a briefing in Abuja with the theme:...

Tobacco smoking: For the graphic health warning policy, delay is dangerous

The decision of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) to call out SmokeBoxNG and DaSmokeHub, two popular tobacco vendors for marketing tobacco products on social media, has put tobacco industry activities in Nigeria on the spotlight again. Both organisations, operating from Lagos and Abuja, were called out in CAPPA’s “Report on Tobacco Industry Capture of the Virtual...

CAPPA calls on gov’t to regulate tobacco industry virtual space activities

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the Nigerian government to do more to monitor and regulate the activities of the tobacco industry in the virtual space. It said: “While Nigeria has made some enviable strides in regulating the activities of the tobacco industry since the implementation of the National Tobacco...

CAPPA Urges Government to Regulate Tobacco Industry Activities in Nigeria’s Virtual Space

The Executive Director of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Akinbode Oluwafemi, has underscored the need for the Nigerian Government at Federal and State levels to regulate the activities of the Tobacco Industry, especially in the virtual space. Akinbode disclosed this while highlighting CAPPA’s findings at the media presentation of a report titled ‘Tobacco...

Shisha: The Irresistible Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Few months ago, five female pupils of the Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of the State, was caught in a video expertly smoking “Shisha” while in school uniform. The trending video simply sends a message to the spine of Nigerians, parents, guardians and school authorities and the government of the looming shisha...