Tag - NCD

Ghana lagging behind in tobacco taxation – Vision for Alternative Development

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization is urging the government of Ghana to implement tobacco tax as part of control initiatives to reduce the crime rate associated with tobacco trade, and excessive use while increasing revenue for health and development. According to a policy brief by the NGO, tobacco use “Is a...

NTA Report: Health Ministry Programs On Tobacco Use Underfunded

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 8 – A recent report by the National Taxpayers Association says the Ministry of Health’s programmes involved in tobacco control are grossly underfunded, which means they cannot effectively fight the vice. According to the study, the Tobacco Control Board and Division of Noncommunicable diseases (NCD), are consistently underfunded. The survey showed that the...

Ghana: Tobacco has NO benefits except to destroy “Commit to quit” Now!

31st of May of every year serves as a global opportunity for countries to deepen awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use in any form, take stock of progress in advancing tobacco control and make policy recommendations for action on tobacco control. This year’s commemoration is on the theme, ‘Commit to Quit’....

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