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NTCA, CAPPA Partner NFVCB on Smoke-Free Movies

NTCA, CAPPA Partner NFVCB on Smoke-Free Movies

By Paul Ashibel The quest to protect viewers, especially young viewers from the glamourization of smoking in movies received a boost on Monday, 18th March 2024, when Mr. Akinbode Olwafemi, Chairman of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Executive Director of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), led members of the tobacco control […]

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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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A Chat With Hilda Ochefu

International Women's Day

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 control advocates. Follow our conversation below. Q. What has your general experience in tobacco control been? “It’s been very interesting. Since my tobacco control journey

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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 bold glamourisation of smoking in movies, with the aim of capturing the teeming Nigerian youth population as replacement smokers for the dying smoking population. Responding

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