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 of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim, and his team, the Acting Deputy Standards, the Director Public Relations, the Deputy Director Human Resources, and the Head […]
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 2021, the programme, hosted on the GOTV and DSTV platforms, sparked public outrage when its participants flagrantly smoked on live Televisio. NTCA Program officer, Chibuike […]
As the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) holds, today, World Health Organisation (WHO), stop smoking and no tobacco advocates and civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government at all levels to enforce a smoke-free public place policy in Nigeria. WNTD is a day set aside by WHO and its partners to draw attention to […]
The 7th edition of the Tobacco Atlas launched on May 18, 2022 with three key takeaways: For the first time, global smoking prevalence has fallen, but with 1.3 billion global tobacco users, it remains a leading driver of premature death and disease and is a continuing development concern. Industry commitment to pushing cigarettes drives catastrophic […]
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.