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FCCPC Pledges Sustained Commitment to Tobacco Control

FCCPC, NTCA

A delegation from the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) on Wednesday, February 28, paid an advocacy visit to Dr. Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi, the Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, who led the NTCA delegation congratulated Dr. Abdullahi on his appointment […]

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Close the Tobacco Control Funding Gap, NTCA Tells Gov’t.

NTCA Press Briefing

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance has called on the government to take tobacco control more seriously in the country by ensuring adequate and sustainable funding for the full implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act, and its Regulations. This was contained in a speech by the Chairman of the Alliance, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi during a

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Tobacco Promotion in Nigeria: Unveiling the Cinematic Connection

Paul Ashibel

The tobacco industry has a history of using various mediums to promote its products, and movies and streaming platforms are no exception. In Nigeria, like many other countries, the intersection of tobacco and media raises concerns about the potential impact on public health. The relationship between the tobacco industry and media has been a longstanding

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NTCA Urges Gov’t to Stop Tobacco Industry Interference, Enforce Graphic Health Warnings.

Graphic health warnings media briefing. November 2023

In a media briefing held on November 23, 2023 in Abuja, the Chairman of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi decried the increase in tobacco industry interference across many sectors in Nigeria. The Chairman also made specific calls on the enforcement agencies tasked with the enforcement of Nigeria’s tobacco control laws to swing

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FG Commits to Tackling Tobacco Use among Youths and in Public Spaces

Advocates pose with Minister of Youths

On Friday, September 27, 2023, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, received a team of tobacco control and youth advocates alongside Mrs. Bintou Camara-Bityeki, the Africa Regional Director at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), and local partner organizations in Abuja. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is a public health

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Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2023 Report

On the 18th of October 2023, the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) launched the 2023 Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report. With leadership from ATCA, the report was jointly produced with the Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Research (ATIM) and the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC). The report

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National Tobacco Control Committee (NATOCC) Meeting, 9-13 Oct. 2023

NATOCC

Chairperson of the National Tobacco Control Committee (NATOCC), Dr. Bridget Okoeguale, presided over the committee meeting which held between 9th and 13th of October 2023, at Freshland Hotel, Mararaba, in Nasarawa State, with the main objective of fulfilling its sundry obligations consistent with Section 5 of the Act, including capacity development of NATOCC members and

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Smoke-Free Movies: Bollywood to Nollywood, a handshake of giants – Lessons Sharing

The Nigerian movie Industry popularly called Nollywood is one of the largest film industries globally by output, and ranks third in the world in terms of revenue, sharing similarities to Bollywood of India which is the largest film producer in the world. Another important area of commonality between the two countries is their population; while

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Health Ministry, Security Agencies Enforce Tobacco Control Law in Abuja

Health ministry, security agencies enforce tobacco control law

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with The Nigeria Police Force and Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and other partners led an enforcement campaign to major supermarkets and lounges within the Federal Capital City. Areas visited by Mr. S B Gadzama, Director, Operations and Enforcement in NDLEA, the Chairman of the taskforce committee

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