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Tobacco industry’s interference unstoppable as officials sleep on the job, a new report claims

The government is not doing enough to stop the tobacco industry interfering with policy, the 2021 Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report for SA has claimed. The report states that several government departments have partnered unchecked with the tobacco industry. The index, which is an annual review of how governments protect public health policies from tobacco industry...

Nigeria: NBC told to sanction BBNaija for public smoking

An anti-tobacco group, ‘The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have jointly written to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction the Big Brother Naija show. The BBNaija show which has entered season 6 show ‘Shine Ya Eyes’, was accused of flouting the government’s directive on smoking. The...

Nigeria: NTCA, CAPPA Urge Government Agencies To Enforce Pictorial Health Warnings On Tobacco Packs

As the Federal Government begins the enforcement of the health warning requirements of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products manufactured and distributed in Nigeria from today, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged...