ATN COMMENDS THE NATIONAL COVID-19 TASK TEAM
The Anti-Tobacco Network (ATN) Botswana seeks to commend the National COVID-19 Task Team under the umbrella of the Multi-Disciplinary Presidential Coordination COVID-19 Task Team; (COVID-19 PCTT) led by H.E. the President of the Republic of Botswana, on its decisive, science informed, evidence-based and principled stance to adopt a holistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
SMOKING, VAPING MAY INCREASE COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19
Now may be a good time to try quitting smoking or using e-cigarettes, because doing so might reduce the risk for complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to health experts.Read More
GOV'T BANS SALE AND IMPORTATION OF TOBACCO
The government has banned the sale and importation of tobacco and it related products as the country forges its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the government gazette the importation or sale of tobacco or its related products has been prohibited during the state of public emergency.Read More
The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.
Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations
✔ Flavours appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha and e-cigarettes.
✔ Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.
✔ Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.TBA
- at 5:30am
- Gaborone, Main Mall.
- at 6:00am
- Mabutsane Village, Southern District.
- at 8:30am
- Mochudi Main Kgotla.
- at 6:00am
- Mmadipamo Primary School, Mochudi.
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