The Africa Tobacco Control Consortium works in 10 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa. These countries include Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Zambia, The Gambia, Gabon, Senegal, Uganda and Congo Brazzaville.
You can learn more about our project activities in these countries. For update on our project in the individual countries, please click on the country name below:
The forum reminded that as of October 1st new health warnings will be mandatory. As for "re-enforcing" the laws... it will be up to the police, encouraged by an editorial in the Daily Observer and the example of the no-smoking policy enacted in the judiciary complex in Banjul. Time will tell.
"At The World Health Assembly in May 2003, the member states of the
World Health Organisation (WHO) agreed on a ground breaking public
health treaty to control tobacco supply and consumption." Says WHO
Communications Officer, Mr. Gassama. According to him, Gambia signed the WHO FCTC on the 16th of June 2003, but has not yet ratified it.