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NFVCB to pass non-smoking law in Nollywood movies

NFVCB to pass non-smoking law in Nollywood movies

The National Film Video & Censors Board has announced plans to pass a non-smoking law in Nollywood movies. According to The Cable, NFVCB executive director, Adedayo Thomas made the revelation during an entertainment industry stakeholders roundtable in Lagos on Saturday 11, December. Thomas revealed that the move follows evidence of the entertainment industry’s influence in tobacco use and the impact…

NFVCB moves to ban smoking in Nollywood movies

NFVCB moves to ban smoking in Nollywood movies

The board’s director, Adedayo Thomas revealed that the move follows evidence of the entertainment industry’s influence in tobacco use and the impact on public health. NFVCB executive director, Adedayo Thomas made the revelation during an entertainment industry stakeholders roundtable in Lagos on Saturday 11, December, The Cable reports. Adedayo revealed that the board’s latest move follows increased concerns about growing…

NFVCB, filmmakers, stakeholders move to ban smoking in Nigerian movies

NFVCB, filmmakers, stakeholders move to ban smoking in Nigerian movies

The move is geared towards ensuring that practitioners in the movie industry adhere to the no-smoking laws in Nigerian movies, among other relevant laws of the country. The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has begun engaging with practitioners and stakeholders in the Nigerian movie and entertainment industry to enforce the law banning smoking in movies. Adedayo Thomas, executive…

Stakeholders brainstorm on tobacco laws on smoking in movies

Stakeholders brainstorm on tobacco laws on smoking in movies

Worried by the growing evidence linking the entertainment industry with the uptake of tobacco use and given its impact on public health, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), and other stakeholders have agreed to escalate its awareness creation and education in the movies and entertainment sectors. This according to stakeholders…

Nigerian Entertainment Sector Supports FG’s Tobacco Control Act, Regulations

Nigerian Entertainment Sector Supports FG’s Tobacco Control Act, Regulations

Concerned about the growing evidence linking the entertainment industry with the uptick of tobacco use and worried by its impact on public health, the Nigerian entertainment industry has drummed support for the regulation and control of tobacco usage in the country. At a One-Day Stakeholder Roundtable on the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and the National Tobacco Control Regulations 2019…

Stakeholders canvass end to smoking in movies

Stakeholders canvass end to smoking in movies

Urge implementation of tobacco Stakeholders have expressed concern about the growing evidence linking the entertainment industry with smoking and the use of other tobacco products and their impact on public health. They, therefore, advocated an end to smoking in Nigerian movies and urged implementation of the National Tobacco Control Fund as specified in the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and…

Cigarette companies lobby filmmakers to include smoking in movies —NFVCB boss, Thomas

Cigarette companies lobby filmmakers to include smoking in movies —NFVCB boss, Thomas

The National Film and Video Censors Board has commenced engagement with practitioners and stakeholders in the movie and entertainment industry to enforce the law banning smoking in movies, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Executive Director of the board, Adedayo Thomas, stated this while presenting a communique at the end of an entertainment industry stakeholders’ roundtable in Lagos. The…

Nollywood Stakeholders Push To End Smoking Scenes In Movies

Nollywood Stakeholders Push To End Smoking Scenes In Movies

Stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry, otherwise known as Nollywood have agreed to further tobacco control advocacy targeted at putting an end to smoking scenes in movies in line with the National Tobacco Control Act (NTC) 2015 and its regulations passed in 2019. At a Stakeholders’ Roundtable organised in Lagos by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the…

FG enforces graphics health warnings on tobacco products

FG enforces graphics health warnings on tobacco products

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has commenced the enforcement of graphic health warnings on tobacco products. The event was organized in collaboration with the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA). Briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja during the enforcement carried out against tobacco traders in Jabi, FCT, Abuja, the Assistant Director, Legal, Surveillance…