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Avoiding “A Massive Spin-Off Effect in West Africa and Beyond”: The Tobacco Industry Stymies Tobacco Control in Nigeria

The emergence of tobacco control in Nigeria threatened the tobacco industry, which believed that success in Nigeria would have a “domino effect” in Africa. The industry used lobbying and front groups to successfully block and weaken Nigeria’s tobacco cont
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 24, 2017 23:20

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Regulation: How NGOs Misrepresent Facts

tobacco control... is sometimes tainted with rascality and overzealousness...promote their own interest, misinform the Nigerian populace and gratuitously lobby for the enactment of unenforceable laws that are detrimental to the existence of legitimate org
Concise News (ng)
added Jan 20, 2017 20:12

LETTER: Nigeria doesn't need designated smoking areas

In our own Lagos which passed a legislation in 2014 prohibiting smoking in certain public places, public health advocates raised the alarm about attempts by British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) to confuse the public through several meetings with imple
The Nation (ng)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:11

[Africa, Nigeria] Public smoking in the spotlight as Tobacco control Bill debate continues

Debate on the amendments of the Tobacco Control Bill continued on Wednesday with parliament looking at a clause that stipulates that people who smoke should do it at least 100 metres away from public places. The clause caused heated debate among those f
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Jul 17, 2015 12:10

Nigeria loses $591m annually to tobacco smoking –ERA

The Director of Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth (ERA), Akinbode Oluwafemi, said on Thursday that Nigerian economy loses about $591 million annually as cost of medical treatment and low productivity resulting from tobacco smoking. Co
Daily Independent (ng)
added Jul 19, 2014 19:28


Nigeria lags behind set targets to control world tobacco use in a treaty it signed onto in 2005. There are also claims that the tobacco industry is undermining efforts at legislative and control to reduce its use. The Framework Convention of Tobacco Contr
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jul 8, 2014 13:09

[Nigeria] World No Tobacco Day – Union demands increase in tax on tobacco products

The Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN), in collaboration with the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group, on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to increase tax on tobacco products.
The Street Journal (ng)
added Jun 3, 2014 11:45

[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: World No Tobacco Day

It is in the youth that the crisis of expectations is at the highest and the disappointment and frustrations will be most heavily felt. It is the youth whose morals are put at greatest risk as they resort to alcohol, tobacco and other forms of drug abus
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added May 30, 2014 06:16

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Farming as Modern Slavery

When THISDAY asked Sangobode about his financial challenges, he was quick to say that the money gotten from tobacco is not enough but because he lacked alternatives, he had to farm and added that he does not want to steal. Asked to state how the farmers
This Day (ng)
added May 12, 2014 20:23

[Africa, Nigeria] Do What Is Right And Safe For Customers, Fashola Urges Tobacco Company

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday received the management of British American Tobacco Company on a courtesy visit, commending the company’s investment in Nigeria even as he urged the organization to do business with very strong c
Channels Television (ng)
added Sep 17, 2013 11:29
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