TobaccoCtrl [@TobaccoCtrl] Calls for Support for Passage of National Tobacco Control Bill as the Group celebrates World No Tobacco Day 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014Omobaswagz H


TobaccoCtrl seeks to sign up Cause Champions who will join the group in calling on Nigerian lawmakers to pass the comprehensive National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) into law. To be part of the TobaccoCtrl campaign Text (TC Name eMail Location) to 39405 or visit bit.ly/tcchampion.



World No Tobacco Day is celebrated on the 31st of May every year to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco day is “Raise tobacco tax, lower death and disease”.



"Every year, 600,000 people die of tobacco smoking directly or indirectly, that is why we are making this call to the public to support this campaign for tobacco control", says Olamide Egbayelo, Project Manager of TobaccoCtrl.




The group took to the streets of Ajegunle to sensitize residents, especially youths and children, on the need to live and advocate for a smoke-free environment. TobaccoCtrl also had a weeklong quiz competition across its social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.



Olamide added, “Tobacco Control Nigeria is a public health and policy change campaign project using social media to advance tobacco control and support the passage of a comprehensive Tobacco Control (TC) law compliant with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).




Watch a video of the 2014 World No Tobacco Day celebration HERE



Join the cause and support the campaign. To know more about the TobaccoCtrl campaign, kindly visit:

Website:  www.tobaccoctrl.ng
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tobaccoctrl
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tobaccoctrl
Google Plus: www.gplusid.com/tobaccoctrl

About Tobacco Control Nigeria
Tobacco Control Nigeria (Tobaccoctrl) is a policy change and public health campaign project using Social Media to advance tobacco control and support the passage of a comprehensive Tobacco Control (TC) law compliant with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The campaign is to raise awareness of the various health risks of smoking and second hand smoke, as well as the toll of tobacco se on the Nigerian population. It also aims to encourage online and mobile followers to express their wish for a healthy environment enabled by effective TC policies for themselves, their families, and their communities.


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