Tobacco

CAPPA launches #Smokefree Nollywood Skit Challenge

CAPPA launches #Smokefree Nollywood Skit Challenge

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has launched the #Smokefree Nollywood Skit Challenge which seeks to increase awareness on the dangers of smoking and increase the pool of youths campaigning against the habit. According to the group, the competition is targeted at youths in the 18–35-year bracket. Contestants are expected to create a video of not more than…

Group Urges Govt to Escalate Enforcement of Graphic Health Warning Policy

Group Urges Govt to Escalate Enforcement of Graphic Health Warning Policy

Group Urges Govt to Escalate Enforcement of Graphic Health Warning Policy NEWS DIGEST – A Non-Governmental Organisation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the Federal Government to intensify the enforcement of Graphic Health Warning policy on tobacco packs sold throughout Nigeria. CAPPA made the call at a briefing in Abuja which also had representatives of the…

Tobacco: CSO tasks FG, security agencies on graphic warning enforcement

Tobacco: CSO tasks FG, security agencies on graphic warning enforcement

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Federal Ministry of Health, law enforcement agencies and all relevant stakeholders to intensify enforcement of the graphic health warnings on tobacco products in the country. Addressing reporters on Wednesday in Abuja, the Executive Director, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that not much progress has been recorded in the implementation of…

Groups advocate speedy enforcement of tobacco graphic health warning policy

Groups advocate speedy enforcement of tobacco graphic health warning policy

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance on Wednesday called on the Federal Ministry of Health, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria and all relevant law enforcement agencies in the country to support the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) in speedily enforcing the graphic health warnings policy on tobacco products. The groups…

Group tasks FG on enforcement of graphic warnings on tobacco

Group tasks FG on enforcement of graphic warnings on tobacco

A non-governmental organisation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, has called on the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and all relevant regulatory bodies to enforce the use of graphic health warnings on tobacco products. The group, which focuses on accountability in the health sector, stated this at a press briefing held on Wednesday in Abuja. The Executive Director of…

CSOs urge FG to intensify enforcement of graphic health warning on tobacco products

CSOs urge FG to intensify enforcement of graphic health warning on tobacco products

Civil Society Organisations have called on the federal government to intensify enforcement of graphic health warning on tobacco products. Speaking yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja, Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director, of Corporate Accountability & PublicParticipation Africa (CAPPA), said the policy indicated that graphic health warnings must henceforth be on the packs of tobacco products and must cover at least…

CAPPA Tasks Health Ministry, Law Enforcement Agencies On Tobacco Graphic Warning Enforcement

CAPPA Tasks Health Ministry, Law Enforcement Agencies On Tobacco Graphic Warning Enforcement

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) on Wednesday called on the Health Ministry, and all relevant law enforcement agencies in the country to intensify enforcement of graphic health warnings on tobacco products. The group said recent research carried out by Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance revealed that the level of non-compliance is high with 95 per cent of dealers on…

Tobacco: Group asks FG to enforce graphic health warning policy

Tobacco: Group asks FG to enforce graphic health warning policy

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the federal government to implement the graphic health warning policy on cigarette packets sold across Nigeria. CAPPA said this on Wednesday at a briefing in Abuja. The briefing also had representatives of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) in attendance. Speaking…

Group Urges Govt to Escalate Enforcement of Graphic Health Warning Policy

Group Urges Govt to Escalate Enforcement of Graphic Health Warning Policy

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA)  has called on the Federal Government to intensify the enforcement of Graphic Health Warning policy on tobacco packs sold throughout Nigeria. CAPPA made the call at a briefing in Abuja which also had representatives of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) in attendance.…