Tag - Quit Smoking

Let’s stop tobacco firms’ exploitation of our children

In many markets, policies that ban tobacco advertising through traditional media have forced the industry to focus on the point-of-sale (POS) as a critical channel to promote their products. In Kenya, the law prohibits virtually all forms of advertising and promotion of tobacco products. Although sponsorship by the tobacco industry is not completely prohibited,...

I quit smoking to live a healthier life

 Ernest Ajayi, a 45 years-old civil servant who resides in Abuja, recalls that he picked up smoking because he thought “smoking made people look successful, classy and respected”. He said growing up, many movies portrayed the rich and influential people were smokers and that enticed him to start smoking in his early twenties at the...

Turkey renews free treatment scheme helping smokers quit

A new presidential decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s most prominent anti-smoking activist, on Thursday, offers free medication for people trying to quit smoking. The decree is actually a new chapter in a program that was launched a decade ago and involves an array of medications to help people quit tobacco products,...