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[Africa, Nigeria] Tackling big tobacco’s menace towards a smoke-free generation

He explained that although smoking does not directly cause any known disease, 50 per cent of smokers would die prematurely from a smoking related disease and roughly 14 years earlier. According to him, this is because smoking compromises tobacco users’ i
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Apr 2, 2018 04:46
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[Africa, Nigeria] NCD Alliance urges FG to incorporate tax structures on cigarettes

The Non-Communicable Disease Alliance of Nigeria (NCD Alliance Nigeria) has urged the federal government to intensify efforts to incorporate the tax structure on cigarettes. The group, in a statement signed by the President, Dr. Sonny Kuku said the gove
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:20
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[Africa] Nigeria: 17,500 Deaths Yearly Linked to Smoking-Related Diseases

Chukwuka added that tobacco taxation had proven to be the most effective tobacco measure and that CSEA’s study on the Economics of Tobacco Control which is the first of such study in Nigeria was aimed at strengthening advocacy efforts for tobacco control
This Day (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:19
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[Africa, Nigeria] CISLAC Backs New Govt Regulation on Tobacco

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a non-governmental organisation with head office in Abuja has backed the Federal Government on the new regulations on tobacco; just as it condemned the aversion of Manufacturers’ Association of Nige
This Day (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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[Africa, Nigeria] Alliance counters MAN on new tobacco tax

A coalition of civil society organisations across the country under the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) yesterday in Abuja urged the federal government to shun the demand by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for a halt in the impleme
Daily Trust (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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[Africa, Nigeria] Groups fault MAN on tobacco excise duty

A Coalition of civil society groups across the country under the aegis of Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) faulted calls by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for a halt in the implementation of the new excise duty on tobacco products.
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:14
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[Africa] Review of tobacco tax puts Nigeria closer to treaty compliance

Sonny Kuku, president, Nigeria NCD Alliance has said that the recent review of tobacco and alcohol taxes has put Nigeria in better position to comply with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO/ FCTC) guideline.
BusinessDAY (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15
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[Africa, Asia-pacific, Philippines] NTIABANG: Ilo fails to cut ties with tobacco industry – yet again

To promote decent work, guard against interference with labor standards, policies and programs, the ILO must keep the tobacco industry at arm’s length. When the long-standing cooperation agreements between the ILO, the tobacco industry and organizations
Manila Times (ph)
added Mar 25, 2018 01:20
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[Africa, Nigeria] Cracking hard nuts in tobacco, alcohol tariff hike

Under the newly approved excise duty rates for tobacco in addition to the 20 per cent ad-valorem rate, each stick of cigarette will attract a N1 specific rate per stick (N20 per pack of 20 sticks) in 2018, N2 specific rate per stick (N40 per pack of 20 s
New Telegraph (ng)
added Mar 23, 2018 14:58
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VIDEO: Perfect Storm: Smoking Rises in African Youth

The number of young people who smoke is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa while rate of take-up of the deadly habit by youth is falling in Europe and North America. Africa’s tobacco trend was a key issue of concern for experts at the recent World Confere
BBC Online
added Mar 23, 2018 15:21
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