Enugu: NFVCB, CAPPA to hold smoke-free seminar in Nollywood 

The Nigerian Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), in collaboration with Corporate Accountability & Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) will on Tuesday hold a one-day National Stakeholders Engagement focused on the #SmokefreeNollywood initiative in Enugu.

The Conference will take place at the Nike Lake Hotels, Enugu.

According to the organisers, the conference aims to unite a diverse group of stakeholders, including filmmakers, producers, scriptwriters, and directors, to address and discuss the critical issue of smoking depiction in Nollywood films.

The primary objective of the engagement is to provide in-depth information on the health risks and societal impacts of smoking, backed by research and expert opinions.

It is also billed to encourage collaboration among filmmakers to develop creative content that discourages smoking and promotes positive health messages.

The engagement is equally meant to work towards establishing industry guidelines and best practices for the depiction of smoking in film and to advocate for policy changes and the implementation of stricter regulations regarding smoking in movies by the NFVCB.