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Govt urged to operationalise Tobacco Control Fund

Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA)

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has called on the federal government to operationalise the Tobacco Control Fund in the interest of Nigerians and their safety. L-R: Michael Olaniyan of the CTFK, Akinbode Oluwafemi, ED of CAPPA,and Chbuike Nwokorie, Project officer at NTCA The alliance made the call at a briefing held in Abuja where members decried the needless delay ...

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Concern over alleged violation of ban on smoking in Big Brother Naija Season 6

smoking scene

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to sanction the organisers of Big Brother Naija Season 6 for defying the agency’s directive on smoking in the Big Brother Naija Show. Ccreen shot of a smoking scene on Big Brother Naija The NBC had issued a ...

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‘Govt should anticipate industry pushback over pictorial health warnings on tobacco products’

Chibuike Nwokorie

Chibuike Nwokorie is project officer with the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA). In this interview with our correspondent, he bares his mind on the new policy on Pictorial Health Warnings (PHWs) which must be on all tobacco products manufactured and sold in Nigeria starting June 23, 2021, and other sundry issues on tobacco control in Nigeria. Excerpts: Chibuike Nwokorie How ...

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Groups wants NBC to prohibit smoking in Big Brother Naija

smoking scene

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) on Friday, July 16, 2021 sent a petition to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), asking the agency to prohibit smoking in the Big Brother Naija Season 6 which commences on Sunday, July 18. A screen shot of a smoking scene on Big Brother Naija CAPPA ...

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Groups to partner Yoruba film producers to end smoking in movies

No smoking in movies

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation  Africa (CAPPA) have met with the executives of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) in continuation of the campaign against smoking in movies and music videos. L-R: Actor, Shokoti Alagbede; CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; NTCA representative, Adepeju Adeogun; and Otunba ...

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Tobacco industry interfering in Nigerian govt policies, report reveals

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have launched the 2020 tobacco industry interference index report for Nigeria. The report of the survey forms part of the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index – a global survey of how public health policies are protected from the industry’s subversive efforts, and how governments have ...

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Govt asked to reject draft policy on alternatives to cigarettes

PMI

Civil society and public health groups operating under the aegis of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) have opposed the “Draft Policy on Conventional Tobacco and Non-Combusted Alternatives to Cigarette Smoking” advanced by the tobacco industry, urging the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to jettison the proposal and the  narratives that are used to justify it. The IQOS, ...

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Prosperous tobacco farmer stories a myth, ERA/FoEN tells African govts

As the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) approaches, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alerted African governments on the need to be wary of tobacco industry exaggeration of farmers’ gains. The undue attention of the tobacco transnational on so-called prosperous ...

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Anti-tobacco group seeks speedy action on control bill

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has urged the National Assembly to fast-track work on the repackaged National Tobacco Control Bill. The NTCA Alliance Manager, Gbenga Adejuwon, made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday at a session to mark the 2014 World Tobacco Day (WTD). The WTD 2014 has “Raise Tobacco Taxes” as its theme. Adejuwon commended the Federal Executive ...

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