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

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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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