Africa

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Tobacco Control in Africa: People, Politics and Policies

Tobacco control in Africa coverThis book presents the work initiated and executed under the African Tobacco Situational Analyses, a recent major public health initiative sponsored by the Canada’s International Development Research Centre. The country-level analyses of this study examine topics such as smoking prevalence, the status of relevant smoking-related policies, and the politics of public health policy reform – as well as the role played by the tobacco industry in each of these key areas.

Africa Tobacco Control Mass Media Resource

World Lung Foundation This resource provide ready-to-use TV and radio ads specifically designed and message-tested in East, West and Francophone Africa for their comprehension, and ability to teach smokers and non-smokers about the health hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke. Ads are available in multiple languages.

Africa Tobacco Control Alliance

ATCA The mission of the ATCA is to promote the development and the implementation of international, regional and national legal instruments, policies and activities on tobacco control within the African region.

Tobacco in Africa Video Series

IDRCThese short videos provide an introduction to tobacco use in Africa, some of the successes in addressing the devastating effects of tobacco use, and the challenges to progress, including tobacco industry influence. These videos were made in conjunction with the African Tobacco Situation Analysis Project (ATSA), an initiative supported by IDRC in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Global Adult Tobacco Survey – Egypt

K_WHO The Global Adult Tobacco Survey is a nationally representative household survey that covers topics such as tobacco use prevalence, second-hand smoke exposure and policy, cessation, economics, exposure to media, and knowledge, attitudes and perceptions.

World Health Organization FCTC Health Warning Database

World Health Organization This website, which was developed following a decision by the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC at its third session, is designed to facilitate the sharing of pictorial health warnings and messages among countries and Parties.

Global Epidemic Priority Countries

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFK The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and compiled resources for the tobacco control priority countries. Each page contains links to factsheets on policy status, economics, GATS results, legislations, etc.

Mass Media Communications Campaigns

World Lung Foundation iconThe World Lung Foundation focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating campaigns in many countries designed to warn about the harms of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Campaigns seek to educate the public about tobacco, support smoke-free policies and other initiatives, and change social norms around smoking and tobacco use.

World Health Organization FCTC Health Warning Database

World Health Organization This website, which was developed following a decision by the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC at its third session, is designed to facilitate the sharing of pictorial health warnings and messages among countries and Parties.

Mass Media Communications Campaigns

World Lung Foundation iconThe World Lung Foundation focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating campaigns in many countries designed to warn about the harms of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Campaigns seek to educate the public about tobacco, support smoke-free policies and other initiatives, and change social norms around smoking and tobacco use.