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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Stella Damasus and Fela Durotoye Champion Cause For Tobacco Control Law

Motivational Speaker Fela Durotoye and Nollywood Actress Stella Damasus have signed up as Tobacco Control Celebrity Cause Champions pursuing a social media-driven campaign on Tobacco Control.

Tobacco Control Nigeria 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).
Fela Durotoye and Stella Damasus alongside the policy change and public health campaign project, Tobaccoctrl, are working on sensitizing and informing the general public on Tobacco Control issues with the ultimate goal of advocating for the use of domestic laws to stringently regulate the use, distribution and promotion of tobacco products in Nigeria.

The group recently wrote a petition to the minister of health, onyebuchi Chukwu to fast track the passage of the draft on the National Tobacco Control Bill

The group urged Professor Chukwu to keep to his commitment to lead Nigeria toward a healthier future with stronger policies protecting Nigerians from the dangers of tobacco by  presenting to the Federal Executive Council the draft National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) which  the Ministry of Health produced

TobaccoCtrl kicked off its social media campaign officially in August with the launch of their website and Tobacco Dodge Game app.

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