More than five thousand people benefitted from the health talk.
he Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) carried out in 2014 in Cameroon showed that 26.3% of youth aged 13-15 years have tried tobacco products and 10.1% of these youths are using tobacco products. Concerning passive smoking, 28.5% of youth are exposed to tobacco smoke in their homes and 42.1% in a public place. VAHA carry out a campaign to equip young people with knowledge about the tobacco and related industries’ intentions and tactics to hook current and future generations on tobacco and nicotine products; and Empower influencers (in pop culture, on social media, in the home, or the classroom) to protect and defend youth and catalyze change by engaging them in the fight against Big Tobacco.
Sensitization and education campaigns on the dangers of the use of tobacco products among youths, manipulation tactics employed by tobacco companies targeting youths. Stickers/posters campaign in bus stops, market places, taxes, main junctions, motorbikes among others.
Outcome: Over 5000 youths became conscious of the health hazards involved in tobacco use, new manipulation tactics of tobacco manufacturing companies More than forty-one youths contemplate quitting smoking