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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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Joseph Magero: WHO doing untold harm to Africa’s desperate smokers

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty and Africans have particular reason to feel aggrieved. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Its latest attack on alternative nicotine products is unscientific, dogmatic and an effective death sentence for millions of smokers who are trying to quit cigarettes, particularly those in less affluent nations ...

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Making the policy on pictorial health warnings to work for Nigerians

Pictorial health warning

The Federal Government’s policy on Pictorial Health Warnings (PHWs) which officially kicked off on June 23, 2021, has taken the country a step further in compliance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC). A tobacco pictorial health warning By the new policy, all tobacco companies doing business in the country must include the ...

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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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Govt agencies urged to enforce pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs

tobacco smoking

As the Federal Government begins the enforcement of the health warning requirements of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and the Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 on all tobacco products manufactured and distributed in Nigeria from Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the Standards Organisation ...

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146,000 Africans die yearly from tobacco-related diseases, says WHO

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that no fewer than 146,000 Africans die annually from tobacco-related diseases. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said this on Thursday, June 17, 2021 during a virtual news conference. Moeti said tobacco was  the leading cause of preventable deaths in the world and emphasised that ...

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Reiterating urgency of World No Tobacco Day 2021 message

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside May 31 of every year as a day to mark World No Tobacco Day. On this day attention of the world and governments is drawn to the continuous damage that the consumption of tobacco has wreaks on the global populace, especially those in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco smoking The world body has ...

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WHO to scale up programmes to help people quit tobacco use

tobacco smoking

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Mulombo, says the world body is set to scale-up programmes in 22 countries to help people to quit tobacco use. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health He made this known on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Abuja at a news conference to mark the 2021 World No Tobacco ...

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Second-hand smoke responsible for non-communicable diseases – Minister

World No Tobacco Day

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that exposure to second-hand smoke from tobacco is a leading preventable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire (second left), with other delegates during the event to observe the World No Tobacco Day in Abuja Ehanire said this on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Abuja during ...

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1.2m non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke yearly – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says no fewer than 1.2 million people die annually due to exposure to tobacco smoke. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti said this in her message to mark 2021 World No Tobacco Day with the theme, “Commit to quit.” May 31 of every year is ...

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