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Tobacco Control Program

Saving lives from the affliction of Tobacco 

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About the Program


MCF’s Tobacco Control program aspires to change the holistic narrative and experience of tobacco encounters among the Zambian people. So far, legislation and human behaviour have been inadequate to advance the sought measures of change required to celebrate a more sober nation. Second-hand smoking still claims several hundred deaths every year while conventional direct smoking kills over 7,000 people annually (as at 2016). Zambia’s loses emanating from Tobacco exceeds K2.8B every year. The tobacco ills have for so long entrapped tobacco peasant farmers, local traders and consumers altogether.  

In today’s scenario we see that many more young people have been initiated into smoking. The trending deception is that new alternative ways of tobacco consumption such as shisha and e-cigarettes are safer than the ordinary ones. This idea has motivated many adolescents and youths to engage in perennial use of these substances. The modern outlook of these items gives a cool picture that heightens the desire for association among the young. In Zambia today, the dangerous number of people who are constantly drowning in excessive tobacco consumption includes children even as young as 8 years old.  

Our proactive response to this situation as the Master Chimbala Foundation is by pursuing the following key ventures of prevention, mitigation, intervention and transformation:

Therapeutic Counseling

Transformational and inspirational counselling

Education & Careers Success

Career guidance, planning, opportunities and pathways

Strategic Personal Life Forecast & Goals

Sustaining change, comprehensive life planning

Entrepreneurship Pursuits

Create ideas, start-develop-manage businesses

Family, Community & Society

Resuscitation, Reconciliation, Reintegration, Resilience


Create jobs, find jobs, success with jobs

Steps to Advancing Change

Dealing with Tobacco

Legislation. Advocacy. Education. Marketing. Distribution. Consumption.

This program seeks to address matters of tobacco with a comprehensive focus on legislation, farming, processing, packaging, branding, distribution, marketing, advertising, promotions, sales, taxation, CSR, reporting, research, education and behavioural change towards cessation.

Media & Outreaches

The Foundation’s Life Rehabilitation Program delivers sensitization and education content to inform, inspire and challenge people towards personal transformation through diverse rehabilitation adventures. The media and outreach activities are designed and carried-out in packaging that fits diverse platforms. Content is run on TV, Radio, Online, via Text Messages, Emails and Newsletters. 

Outreach ventures are carried out locally among groups, families, schools, faith groupings, individuals and the general communities. The media and outreach spaces provide content that inspires and guides cessation steps for individuals seeking to quit consuming of tobacco products. 

television, retro, vintage

Break the Chains - Show

TV & Onlne

radio, playing, antenna

Break the Chains - Show


Break the Chains - Life

Community support group

Break the Chains - Life

Community Awareness Outreaches

Learn. Change. Inspire.

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