Tag - Nigeria

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...

Stakeholders seek enforcement of public smoke-free campaign

As the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) holds, today, World Health Organisation (WHO), stop smoking and no tobacco advocates and civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government at all levels to enforce a smoke-free public place policy in Nigeria. WNTD is a day set aside by WHO and its partners to draw attention to...

How tobacco industry’s destructive practices are ‘damaging’ environment

WHO urges govt to ban greenwashing activities of the tobacco industry to appear nature-friendly The World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP), a global tobacco industry watchdog, have started a process to expose the tobacco industry’s destructive practices affecting the environment as well...

CISLAC to FG, raise tobacco taxes now to save lives of Nigerians

As death toll continues to rise from non-communicable diseases in Nigeria, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Tuesday, tasked the Federal Government to raise tobacco taxes to save huge number of Nigerians dying annually.  The Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, made the call in an address of welcome, at the launch of ‘Research...

Nigerian govt cautioned against accepting Philip Morris’ COVID-19 vaccine

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has alerted the Nigerian government to the possibility of the Canadian government approaching it to accept the Medicgo COVID-19 vaccine (Covifenz), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reportedly not approved. The WHO is said to have refused to approve the Medicago vaccine because Philip Morris is...

Now that the Tobacco Control Fund has been operationalised

Philip Jakpor of the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) in this treatise that explores the gains that will accrue to the nation with the recent operationalisation of the National Tobacco Control Fund, even as he details what the tobacco industry does to frustrate tobacco control, and explores opportunities that are open to...

Shisha smoking can cause mouth cancer, experts warn Nigerians

Dental experts have warned that many shisha products, a kind of tobacco sold in the country, were from unregulated sources and may contain elevated levels of cancer-causing agents. The experts said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos in commemoration of the World Oral Health Day . The statement was jointly signed by Prof. Omolara Uti;...

CAPPA, groups demand enforcement of tobacco graphic health warning policy

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, called on the Health Ministry, and all relevant law enforcement agencies in the country to intensify enforcement of graphic health warnings policy on tobacco products. The group said recent monitoring exercises that it carried out with other groups such as the Nigeria...

Nigeria Cancer Society petitions Netflix, FilmOne to remove smoking scenes from movies

The Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS) has petitioned Netflix, Ebonylife, FilmOne, and other movie industry stakeholders in Nigeria to pursue the removal of tobacco scenes from Nollywood films. The NCS had put out a public digital petition to mark the launch of its Smoke-Free Nollywood campaign on Friday. Adamu Alhassan Umar, the NCS President, said tobacco use is...

Nollywood: NGO, NFVCB launch campaign against smoking in children’s movies

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Smoke-Free Nollywood, and the National Film and Video Censors Board(NFVCB) have launched a digital media campaign to discourage smoking scenes in-home movies watched by children. The Creative Director, Smoke Free Nollywood, Ms. Esther Aghotor, announced this said in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja. According to her, a visual Public Service Announcement (PSA)...