Tag - School children

Nigeria: Teenage ‘shisha’ video reinforces need to ban sale of tobacco near schools

A non-governmental organisation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has commended the Lagos State government over its decision to rehabilitate the five students smoking ‘shisha’ in a recent viral video on social media. The group, however, urged the state government to complement the action by enforcing the ban on the sale of tobacco products...

TCRA research: Burkinabé researcher looks at why local school children are using tobacco

Why do young people smoke? This is a question that has baffled many tobacco control researchers, hoping  to discourage adolescents and young people from taking up a harmful that can have negative consequences on their health later in life. Studies in Côte d’Ivoire  have shown  that factors such as curiosity and snobbery as well as other...