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NTCA Convenes Meeting on Tobacco Control Funding

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance on April 18, 2023, convened an inaugural meeting of the National Tobacco Control Budget Advocates (NATOBA) in Abuja. Group photograph of Advocates with an official

Keeping up with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHWs) policy – Why FG Must be Proactive

By Paul Ashibel The gazetting of the National Tobacco Control Regulations in December 2019 signaled the beginning of a change in the design of cigarette packs and other tobacco products

How Low Budgetary Allocation for Tobacco Control will Worsen Public Health Issues

The 2023 Appropriation Act has witnessed an innovative budgetary allocation for tobacco control, with an allocation of 4.7 million Naira, out of the overall 21.83 trillion Naira budget, to enforce

A Chat With Hilda Ochefu

Sub-Regional Coordinator for West Africa, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) To celebrate the 2023 International Women's Day, we had an interesting chat with Hilda Ochefu, one of Nigeria's frontline tobacco

Philip Morris ejected from Canadian vaccine collaboration

Tony Kirby Anti-tobacco advocates are celebrating after tobacco company Philip Morris International was finally ejected from a collaboration producing the only COVID-19 vaccine to be manufactured in Canada—Covifenz. The Montreal-based

Uncovering the truths behind the tobacco industry’s deception

Most adult smokers initiate tobacco use during adolescence, which then continues into adulthood. According to a 2020 report by WHO, nearly nine out of 10 smokers start smoking before 18 years

Webinar: Advocates Speak on the Need for a Smoke-free Nollywood

The National Tobacco Control Act, 2015 prescribes a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS). In Nigeria, the tobacco industry has continued to promote its products from subtle to

NTCA Pays Advocacy Visit to Minister of State for Health

Group photo with the Minister of State in his office Chairman of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi led a delegation of Alliance members on an advocacy visit

NTCA Secures SON Commitment on Effective Tobacco Control in Nigeria

A delegation from the NTCA led by the Chairman, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, on Friday, 29 July, 2022, paid an advocacy visit to the Director General (DG) of the Standards Organisation

NTCA Reads Riot Act to Big Brother Naija Over On-Screen Smoking

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has read the riot act to organisers of the popular reality television programme Big Brother Naija (BBN) against on-screen smoking by its participants. In