23, May 2017
A free consultation campaign for smokers has been launched at the Cite Verte District Hospital in Yaoundé. The two-day campaign that began on the 22nd May 2017 was initiated by the Cameroonian Coalition for Tobacco Control (C3T) as part of activities ahead of the World No Tobacco Day on the 31st of May 2017. Commemorative activities are holding under the theme, “Tobacco: A threat to development.”
According to the Communication Officer of C3T, Caleb Ayong the health campaign aims at informing smokers on the damage caused by smoking and the importance of constant medical check-up and follow-up treatment. He also stated that tobacco is a deadly product that kills half of all its consumers, adding that many ignore the devastating effects of tobacco because they are not immediate.
The Cameroonian Coalition for Tobacco Control’s Communication Officer expressed the wish that by the end of the campaign, Tuesday 23rd May, many smokers would have turned up for the free consultation and take necessary measures to get adequate treatment.
According to a communiqué signed by the President of the C3T, Dr Flore Ndembiyembe, sensitization stickers will be distributed to inter-urban transporters on 30th May and a Poster Exhibition dubbed the Shocking Truth will be organized at the Cercle Municipale, Bonanjo in Douala on 31st May 2017.