Tag - FCTC

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...

We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We Must Make The Tobacco Industry Pay For Its Environmental Damages. 30 May 2022 World No Tobacco Day 2022 is yet another opportunity to shed light on the tobacco burden. Commemorated under the theme, Tobacco: threat to our environment, this year’s World No Tobacco Day offers an opportunity for all Africans to come together...

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...

Ghana selected as 2030 WHO tobacco project country

Ghana has been selected as the Phase Three 2030 project country of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This means that the country will, among others, receive financial and technical support to develop and implement a comprehensive national tobacco control strategy. The country was selected after a rigorous selection process by...

World No Tobacco Day 2022 awards

Theme: Tobacco – Threat to our environment The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. Guidelines for nominations The objective of these criteria is to facilitate nominations, bearing in...

Protect the environment, World No Tobacco Day 2022 will give you one more reason to quit

WHO today announces the 2022 global campaign for World No Tobacco Day - “Tobacco: Threat to our environment."  . The campaign is aimed to raise awareness among the public on the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution and waste. It will give tobacco users one extra reason to quit. The campaign will...

Specific tax on tobacco needed to improve public health – Study

A study by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), has said if excise tax was levied as a specific tax on tobacco, it would significantly improve the fiscal and public health effects in Ghana. However, it said, since the specific tax would be eroded by inflation, the Ministry of Finance should regularly...

Protect the environment, World No Tobacco Day 2022 will give you one more reason to quit

WHO today announces the 2022 global campaign for World No Tobacco Day - “Tobacco: Threat to our environment."  . The campaign is aimed to raise awareness among the public on the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution and waste. It will give tobacco users one extra reason to quit. The campaign will...

Tobacco taxes reducing consumption rates, says WHO

Taxes and advertising restrictions may have contributed to a decline in the number of people using tobacco of 20 million over five years, but more investment is needed to persuade users to quit, says the WHO. The number of tobacco consumers fell from 1.32 billion in 2015 to 1.3 billion in 2020 and is expected...

In the tobacco epidemic, the ‘virus’ is the tobacco industry

The tobacco industry continues its efforts to undermine public health efforts of the government so that they can get more and more users of the products. This must be stopped. The ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO FCTC (World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) started with the message that 'the...