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FCCPC Enforce Graphic Health Warnings Policy in Kano

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC in a surprise enforcement exercise across the city of Kano has threatened a total clamp down on business outlets selling tobacco products without graphic health warnings.  The graphic health warning is a policy in the National Tobacco Control Act that was enacted in 2015 and requires that […]

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Youths as centerpiece of smoke-free Nigerian movies

By Anjola-Jesu Fatuase The creativity exhibited by youths who participated in the #Smokefree Nollywood Skit Challenge organized by Nigerian nongovernmental organization – the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) – shows that the sun is rising for the young in Nigeria’s tobacco control journey. A total of 126 youths that participated in the competition […]

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Walking the Talk by budgeting for Tobacco Control

By Paul Ashibel Beyond flowery rhetoric and grand promises, the will of a government to act on a policy is first reflected in its financial plan. Activities for the implementation of such policies are provided with a budget line followed by a full disbursement of the budgeted sum to empower execution. Tobacco control in Nigeria […]

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CAPPA tasks NFVCB on enforcement of ban on TAPS

By EDU ABADE September 14, 2022 In its continued bid to reduce tobacco-related diseases and deaths in the country, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa has urged the National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to, as a matter of urgency, enforce the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorships (TAPS) with particular emphasis […]

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