123 Teens Go Smoke Free Campaign

Changemaker: Emmanuel Odiase


In Nigeria, over 2000 teenagers get addicted to tobacco smoking daily. It kills half of its users in productive middle age (35-69). This CAP was created to fight this number. Educate teenagers about the dangers of tobacco smoking from a SMOKEFREE school club in every school visited – Reduce the number of teenagers beginning to smoke.


During the SmokeFree Youth Symposium in December 2009, 8 participants from across the country were selected as potential coordinators for 123 Teens go SmokeFree Campaign with another 8 as their assistants. We conducted a two-day intensive power packed training for these 16 young people, organized by the Tobacco Control Education CASE project.


The outcome of the CAP was to ensure the high moral standards of our teenagers.

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