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Publication: Tobacco Industry Interference Report

The 2020 Nigeria Tobacco Industry Interference Report takes a cursory look at the industry participation in policy development in the country, industry’s CSR activities, benefits to the tobacco industry, unnecessary interaction between the industry and Government officials, transparency in dealings with the industry, conflict of interest and preventive measures among others. The report covers the […]

Campaigners want legislators to resist industry overtures over tobacco law

Campaigners want legislators to resist industry overtures over tobacco law

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to resist on-going attempts by the tobacco industry to truncate the passage of the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations. The groups, in a statement issued […]

A case for prudent regulation of the tobacco industry

A case for prudent regulation of the tobacco industry

The Nigerian Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) generated considerable interest among contending parties before its enactment on the 28th of May 2015, following its passage earlier by the National Assembly. The law regulates the sale, manufacture, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products in Nigeria. In many parts of the world, governments are increasingly inclined towards […]

Group seeks enforcement of tobacco law

Group seeks enforcement of tobacco law

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has written to the Federal Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, asking for the inclusion of provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act (NTC Act) in the 2018 fiscal policy and other directives. The NTCA is a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), Faith-Based […]

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