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[Africa, Nigeria] JEGA: Puffing away 20bn cigarettes

20 billion cigarette sticks are smoked in Nigeria every year. Twenty billion! If all these cigarette sticks were to light up at the same time, I think Nigeria will not be visible to the Hubble space telescope because this is more smoke than Amazon bush bu
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:01
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[Africa, Nigeria] Time To Flee From Coffin Nails

Prof Isaac Adewole said, tobacco was the only approved drug that kills its users even when used as intended by its manufacturers. Adewole also noted that the continuous use of tobacco without regulation has affected the country’s economy through increased
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:20
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[Africa] Nigeria introduces 9 new regulations to limit tobacco use (FULL LIST)

Nigeria’s Health Minister, Isaac Adewole, has announced nine regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government. The National Tobacco Control Act was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jona
Premium Times (ng)
added Jun 2, 2017 03:29
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[Africa, Nigeria] AGWU/SUCCESS: Tobacco: Whiff of death on a stick

The delay in the implementation of this law is still exposing our youths to the dangers of tobacco use as the manufacturers and importers freely flood the country with their products without restriction or control by the government. The world celebrated
Daily Sun (ng)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:30
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[Africa] Enforcing laws against tobacco use in Nigeria

Despite all these laws and decrees, Nigerians still smoke at public places and there is not yet any court convictions and sentencing to deter the practice. Advocates say Nigeria still operates a 23-year-old tobacco control decree because the failed Nati
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 13, 2017 21:13
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[Africa, Nigeria] World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking

The Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called on the federal government to implement effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday to mark this year’s World No Tobacco D
Premium Times (ng)
added Jun 1, 2017 01:33
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[Africa] Why implementation of Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Act is slow – Health Minister

Mr. Adewole told PREMIUM TIMES he was not satisfied with the progress made thus far in implementing the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act.... “But the Regulations, which cover about 70 per cent of implementation needs of the Act, need National Assembly approval
Premium Times (ng)
added May 31, 2017 18:19
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[Africa, Nigeria] ANYEBE: NGOs and the culture of self-aggrandizement

it appears the NGOs in Nigeria have tactically ignored the [FCTC], which was adopted over a decade ago “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and expos
BusinessDAY (ng)
added May 29, 2017 01:03
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[Africa, Nigeria] OGUNLADE: Tobacco regulation: Perspectives on illicit trade in tobacco

It has become more imperative now to enforce the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act as Nigeria continues to grapple with the impact of illicit trade in tobacco products. Besides, old tricks are still being employed to entice people who are under the l
BusinessDAY (ng)
added May 25, 2017 01:10
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[Africa, Nigeria] CSOs raise alarm over planned suppression of anti-smoking laws

alarm over dubious schemes by tobacco companies to derail the implementation of the National Tobacco Control, NTC Act, signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Deputy Director ERA/FoEN Dr Akinbode Oluwafemi, the Sub-Regional Coo
Daily Trust (ng)
added May 9, 2017 21:49
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