Tag - WHO FCTC

Nigeria: Abia under pressure to domesticate Tobacco Control Act

*As 16,000 die of tobacco-related diseases in Nigeria annually Abia State Government has come under intense pressure to domesticate the National Tobacco Control Act passed into law since 2015. A civil society group, Civil Society Legislative Advocay Centre, CISLAC, which is at the vanguard of the advocacy, visited the state where it had audience with top...

Zambia: CSOs ask Parley to table tobacco control bill

Zambia Consortium on Tobacco Control calls for the tabling of tobacco control legislation (the Tobacco Control Bill) before Parliament. Zambia Media Network Against Tobacco Chairperson Paxina Phiri said the Tobacco Control Bill is in essence a domestication of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to which Zambia became a signatory on 23 May...

US$ 1.4 trillion lost every year to tobacco use – New tobacco tax manual shows ways to save money and build back better after COVID-19

WHO’s new Technical Manual on Tobacco Tax Policy and Administration shows countries ways to cut down on over US$1.4 trillion in health expenditures and lost productivity due to tobacco use worldwide. Improved tobacco taxation policies can also be a key component of building back better after COVID-19, where countries need additional resources to respond and...

Tobacco industry ‘front’ rejected by WHO, others, finds footing in Nigeria

As the four students of Whitesands College, Lekki, posed for the camera after emerging winners of the 2018 Conrad Challenge, the name of an entity screamed from a roll-up banner behind them: Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Junior Secondary School Two (JSS2) students had won the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit...

Amend COTPA to make curbs on tobacco more effective

However, riding roughshod on the rights of people is not done in a democracy. Raising awareness and counselling are a better way to achieve results The Centre recently released draft changes to its tobacco control law. The proposal aims to ban smoking zones in hotels, restaurants, airports and calls for raising the minimum legal smoking...