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Ghana: Stakeholders discuss tobacco taxation to reduce tobacco consumption

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD)/Tax Advocacy Network for Health Promotion has held a national stakeholders meeting on tobacco taxation to help reduce tobacco consumption in Ghana. The non-governmental organization is undertaking a tobacco taxation project in the country under the auspices of the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), with support from Bill and Melinda...

Ghana: CSOs in Tobacco Control condemn Sarkodie’s Public Smoking stunt, demand apology

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Tobacco Control in Ghana have condemned the public display of smoking on social media by Mr. Michael Owusu Addo known in ShowBiz circles as Sarkodie. The CSO’s described the act by the two-time BET Award winner as unprofessional, unethical and unhealthy. They also expressed disappointment in Sarkodie for not considering...

Ghana: Ban Shisha To Safeguard Health & Wellbeing – VALD To Gov’t

The Programme Director of Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), Labram M. Musah has reiterated the need for the government to ban the use of shisha or water-pipe to secure the health of the population. According to him, the future will continue to be uncertain, especially with the youth developing chronic diseases, due to tobacco use. Mr...

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’....