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WHO supports people quitting tobacco to reduce risk of COVID-19

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the campaign to support millions of tobacco users who are actively taking steps to save their lives, but still need help to succeed. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health WHO, in a statement on Friday, May 28, 2021, stated that the campaign was currently working directly with 29 focus countries ...

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Smoking in movies: A channel for tobacco addiction

Oluchi Joy Robert

The first television commercial was aired in 1941 and, since then, the screen still takes the lead as the most persuasive advertising platform. The reasons are obvious as it has more to do with visuals which are more appealing hence compelling to viewers. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines advertising as “the action of calling something to the attention of the public ...

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Why Africa must embrace science rather than ideology in fight against smoking

Vaping and smoking

Despite effort by Africa in achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reducing tobacco use has proved the hardest to deliver. Reducing tobacco use plays a major role in global efforts to achieve the SDG target to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Between vaping and smoking Significant disparities in health outcomes around the world ...

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Stop using smoking scenes in movies, groups urge entertainers

CAPPA

Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called on relevant stakeholders in the entertainment industry to stop using smoking scenes in movies, music videos and product placements. L-R: CAPPA Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor; CAPPA Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi; and Michael Olaniyan, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said the ...

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Why banning alternatives to smoking will do more harm than good

Vaping

The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a global association advocating for tobacco harm reduction policies, on Monday, March 22, 2021 released a position paper titled: “10 Reasons Why Blanket Bans of E-Cigarettes and HTPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Are Not Fit for Purpose.” Vaping The policy report rebukes the “overly simplistic and impractical” bans on electronic ...

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Nigeria records 28,876 tobacco smoking related deaths annually – Study

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Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA) has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Mr Marco Castradori, a Research Associate with the CSEA, revealed this on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Kano at the ...

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Nigeria, 21 others in WHO campaign to help 100m people quit tobacco

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WHO has launched a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – “Commit to Quit.”  The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco” were released on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to mark the start of the campaign. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of ...

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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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Tobacco Alliance advocates tobacco adverts prohibition

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The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) on Thursday, September 3, 2020, paid a courtesy visit to the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) in Abuja to consolidate its relationship with the organisation and familiarise with the new leadership. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The NTCA team led by Programme Manager, Olu’Seun Esan, congratulated Dr. Olalekan Fadolapo, the ...

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Harm reduction: Science, sociology and restrictive regulations

PMI

At an online panel discussion on Tobacco Harm Reduction on June 23, 2020, Professor Reuven Zimlichman, Director of the Brunner Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Tel-Aviv University, and Dr Peter Harper, oncologist, and Gizelle Baker, an epidemiologist and PMI’s Director Scientific Engagement, discussed scientifically-proven harm reduction tools with regards to tobacco IQOS is PMI’s electronic nicotine device. Still, many people ...

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