By Paul Ashibel Tobacco is an umbrella name given to over 70 species of plants in the genus nicotiana and the family Solanaceae. It is used to refer to the cured leaves of these plants. The active ingredients in tobacco are nicotine and harmine, a beta-carboline and a harmala alkaloid that occurs in several different […]
Cigarette tobacco, waterpipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products such as cigars, cigarolls, and pipe tobacco are known to contain several cancer-causing toxins, they are known to cause cancer of the lungs, head, throat, esophagus and oral cavity.
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. The alliance made the call at a briefing held in Abuja where members decried the needless delay in operationalizing the Fund. Participants at the briefing themed ‘Operationalise Tobacco Control […]
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 […]
The Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance paid an advocacy visit to the management of APCON. The NTCA Team was led by Olu’Seun Esan, the Programme Coordinator of NTCA. Among the Team were Mr. Micheal Olaniyan, Technical Resource Person W/A for Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and Mr. Nwokorie Chibuike, NTCA Project Officer. The Registrar of APCON […]
Nigeria’s tobacco control community on Monday, July 29, 2019 held a Thank You Dinner to honour lawmakers and public officials who played crucial roles that led to the passage of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and its Regulation. Among those recognised for their efforts were former Federal Minister of Heath, Professor Isaac Adewole; […]