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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Bill: Second Time

For the second time, Legislators and civil society activists are preparing for the passage of another tobacco control bill following the failure of President Jonathan to sign the former one. Seun Akioye examines the intrigues.
Leadership (ng)
added Apr 14, 2013 13:00

Nigerian anti-tobacco advocates to push for higher tobacco taxes

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, over the week, trained anti-tobacco advocates including government officials . . . When the new bill gets to the parliament and is open to public debate, anti tobacco advocates plan to push for higher tobacco taxes and st
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 2, 2013 01:39

Why We Are Worried By WHO's Bill On Tobacco Planting, By Nigerian Farmers

CHAIRMAN of the Nigerian Independent Tobacco Association, Rasheed Bakare, has called on the government to oppose proposed World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which he said threatens the livelihoods of over 30
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 4, 2012 12:51

[Nigeria] Smoking A Cigarette While Driving In Lagos now attracts 20k fine

Any driver in Lagos State caught smoking while driving will now be made to pay N20,000 as fine in the new traffic law recently passed by the state House of Assembly.
Information Nigeria (ng)
added Jul 23, 2012 18:21

[Africa, Nigeria] JAKPOR: Tobacco Company Infractions And Another Damning Report

The findings contained in the Big Tobacco Tiny Targets Nigeria Report showed... Even as Nigeria continues to foot-drag, the tobacco companies continue to evolve new tactics to frustrate any policy that will whittle their influence and profits. Some of th
Leadership (ng)
added Nov 1, 2017 16:24

[Africa] Nigerian female celebrities that smoke

In Nigeria, the habit is becoming rampant, especially among celebrities. Female celebrities, specifically, have increasingly resorted to what may seem as a distasteful act to some. These females smoke either for fun or for escape. Popular among smokers u (ng)
added Aug 21, 2017 16:35

[Africa, India] Group seeks probe of Nigerian delegation to treaty talks on tobacco

ERA/FoEN made the call following a Reuters’ investigation released recently, which revealed that Philip Morris International (PMI) had been running a secret global campaign to undermine the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jul 18, 2017 14:17

[Nigeria] Smoking in public: A sleeping law refuses to be blown off

While many states particularly Lagos and the FCT have regulations against public smoking, the Nigerian Tobacco Control Act provides a broad framework for national tobacco control committee, prohibition of smoking in public places, penalties, advertising,
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jul 10, 2017 01:28

[Africa, Nigeria] Court Grants ERA/FOEN Permission To Sue FG Over Tobacco Taxes, Incentives

In a letter titled ‘Request for Information Under the Freedom of Information Act’ with specific reference to the tax benefit (s) in the tobacco industry, ERA/FoEN made 11 specific requests.
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:47

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
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