Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tobacco Control Launches #TCRadio Campaign And Takes The Fight To The Presidency

Tobacco Control Nigeria; 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 have launched a radio campaign, #TCRadio.

#TCRadio is a programme to sensitize the populace on the dangers of smoking and the need to support the TobaccoCtrl campaign and is on the following radio stations: Nigeria Info, Wazobia FM, Beat FM, Inspiration FM and HOT FM (Abuja).

To participate in the #TCRadio campaign, Text (TC Name Email Location Message) to 39405. E.g  (TC Peter Paul peterpaul@yahoo.com, Lagos I want to be part of the TC Radio Campaign). To 39405

A coalition of civil groups; Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), who are collectively advocating for the speedy re-passage of the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) by the National Assembly, have sent a letter to His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan, to intervene and give the needed push, for the bill to become law.

In the letter, the coalition decried the snail speed at which the bill is moving at the National Assembly. They further urged the President that since Nigeria is a signatory to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) in 2004 and 2005, respectively; and stated that “it will be a high point of his tenure if this bill is eventually made law.”

The letter stated that the importance of this bill cannot be over-emphasized, as it will go a long way in ensuring a healthy society and protecting generations unborn.

If you would like more information about this campaign, please visit
Website: www.tobaccoctrl.ng
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TobaccoCtrl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TobaccoCtrl
Google Plus: www.gplusid.com/tobaccoctrl  

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1 comment:

  1. I doubt this.......that this will only create awareness... But won't be signed into law...... Big congrats to them... Sha!

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