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[Ghana] Public Smokers to Face Prison Sentence as FDA Gets Ready to Bite Hard

The Food and Drugs Authority has threatened to deal ruthlessly with persons caught smoking tobacco in public in order to protect non-smokers from the effect of such acts. (gh)
added Jun 14, 2013 01:43

[Africa] Ghana Launches World No Tobacco Day

The national launch of the World No Tobacco Day was organised by Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), an Accra based ngo, in collaboration with the Ashanti Regional chapter of the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health.
News Ghana (gh)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:24

[Ghana] Africa has lowest tobacco use in pregnant women

A study published in the September edition of the Lancet Global Health Journal shows that the Africa Region, has the lowest tobacco use in pregnant women in the world. Southeast Asia has the highest regional prevalence of tobacco use.
Ghana News Agency (gh)
added Sep 2, 2014 00:01

[Ghana] Classrooms turned into smoking and defecating grounds

Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Central Regional Minister has expressed worry about the usage of some classrooms and school compounds as smoking and defecating grounds by some community members and called for its halt.
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Oct 7, 2012 13:07

[Africa, Ghana] FDA to punish individuals who break law on 'no smoking at public places'

it will invoke its powers to punish institutions and people who breach the law on smoking in public places. Apart from imposing fines on operators of hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and drinking spots for the violation of the law, the FDA will also
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Aug 28, 2016 16:01

[Africa, Ghana] Health Ministry campaigns against rising use of shisha

The Ministry of Health has expressed worry over the increasing use of shisha, an emerging tobacco product patronized in several public entertainment centres across the country. Speaking at the launch of the World No tobacco day in Kumasi organized by the
Pulse Ghana (gh)
added Jun 2, 2016 02:37

[Ghana] Submit proposals for development of LI on Tobacco Control Measures – VALD

The Vision for Alternative Livelihood Development (VALD), a non-government organisation, a leading advocate on the effects of tobacco use in Ghana has appealed for proposals from stakeholders for Tobacco Control Measures Legislative Instrument (LI).
Ghana News Agency (gh)
added Feb 24, 2013 21:14


In a statement signed and issued, the Minister of Health, Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin in Accra last Thursday called on all ministries, department, agencies, civil society organizations and decision-makers to be alert and resist efforts by tobacco industry to
Modern Ghana (gh)
added Jun 8, 2012 17:13

[Ghana] As world marks World Tobacco Day, VALD cites tobacco industry interference

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), an International non-governmental organisation (NGO) on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) which fell on Thursday 31st June has urged government to as a matter urgency resist interference from the tobacc
The Ghanaian Journal (gh)
added Jun 2, 2012 22:29

[Ghana] OPIO: Climate Change to Copy Tobacco Control Tactics

Our congratulation must go out to the Tobacco fighters. They are winning the fight. This would mean the lives of 1 million people are saved, a victory that could be fully materialised with the current FCTC’s strategy of excluding their opponents from the
Modern Ghana (gh)
added Sep 20, 2016 14:22
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