Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TobaccoCtrl launches social media campaign with flash mob & game app

Tobacco Control Nigeria is a public health and policy change 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).

On Saturday August 17th 2013, with the use of dance and drama performed by university students and a music artist named Vocal Slender, the group began the launch activities of its social media campaign holding crowds bound with its message on the streets of Ajegunle in Lagos. Continue...


The launch activities continued on Monday 19th August 2013 with quiz, competitions and giveaways on twitter and Facebook.


 
Wednesday 21st August, the official website of the campaign was launched alongside the tobacco dodge game and SMS shortcode. During the activities of the launch, the representative of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Mrs Hilda Ochefu stated that Smokers are victims and are not bad people, we have a responsibility to educate them and urge them to quit”. Mr. Phillip Jakpor, representing Mr. Bode Oluwafemi, Director, Environmental Rights Action (ERA), also lauded the launch of the Tobacco Control Nigeria Social Media Campaign, saying that health must be prioritized over revenue.

“600,000 people are dying annually from second hand smoking” therefore efforts are being made to ensure that the Federal Government signs the bill into law by December 2013.”
The Tobacco Control Social Media Campaign according to Tope Ogundipe, the Chief Operating Officer of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, can be joined on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tobaccoctrl, on twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccoctrl and on google plus at www.gplusid.com/tobaccoctrl.
The tobacco dodge game can be played on www.tobaccoctrl.ng/game


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kul...

Mich said...

How do you intend to curb smoking,eh?
Tobacco smoking is more addictive than weed and there's almost nothing anyone can do to stop a cigarette smoker.
No amount of campaign and/or flash mob will drive the "smokers are liable to die young" message home.
Smokers stop when they feel like,not because they are threatened,cajoled or compelled out of it.
Its however possible to control smoking in public places but that's as far as it goes!
Good effort in the right direction!

Anonymous said...

first to comment

Anonymous said...

I love it! Go guys

babs @ edubabs.com said...

Why campaign? Oyinbo produce tobacco, same oyinbo dey campaign against tobacco. Sometime, una go start for igbo... Abeg, I hope they pay you guys better money for the dancing oo?

Anonymous said...

Linda stop this!!! What sort of flash mob is this Mchewwwwww I know you just want to annoy us

Anonymous said...

Tobacco ? What of igbooo? U Knw Wetin SK don turn our small teenagers to for this country? All this small gals wen dem don smoke finish na so dem go de fuck each other waka and do ashawo take drugs , make una try work on that one too. This is Africa

Anonymous said...

These Flash Mobs are getting too much, and they're not well coordinated neither are they so captivating. Tbh only like one or two people can actually dance. Why must Nigerians milk the cow so much as to leaving little or nothing to thrive off in future?

kentornic said...

Anytime i see this kind of post..i'm always happy for lind..cos i know her bank acct has been shaken one more time...so i will say congrats girl.

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McPromise said...

Nice.

SIMPLE BABY said...

why cANT WE EVER BE ORIGINAL?

Anonymous said...

Okay where re all d celeb who are busy taking pictures on water in d name of campaign. They shud come and help campaign this one too. Nah they won't.
Evans

Jbankz said...

Pple go stil smoke jo

kure sadiq said...

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Anonymous said...

Nyc concept

Anonymous said...

Why can't you Nigerians appreciate good things.. People are sensitizing the society and all you people can say is jargons... Go and do your own and come and show us.. Ovoko people! Duh!!

Mimi said...

Its either you join and support the campaign or just keep quiet.

lammy said...

Did you know that Exposure to secondhand smoke is strongly associated with tuberculous infection and tuberculosis disease?

You should join the campaign

funmi anthony said...

Yaaaayyyyy! I can see my friend olamide giving a speech. Ok bye! Signed:#QUEENTY#

Anonymous said...

hmn can this be possible in nigeria where people use tb to while away hunger.

Anonymous said...

I can see Vocal Slender in the pictures.
The guy don big o.

Anonymous said...

C my sis olamide delivering her speech. Lov u boo

Honoré Bazin said...

This is where the mouth marketing starts from public and it leads to more traffic from them to the website. These kind of activities will lead to more engagement in Social Media Marketing.
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