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[Africa] ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has expressed concerns over delays in implementing the National Tobacco Control Law and attempts by companies to frustrate the enforcement of appropriate laws, as well as the exploi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 03:54
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[Africa, Nigeria] Enforce tobacco laws, NGO tells FG

IPPA’s Executive Director, Mr Thompson Ayodele, who made the call in a statement in Abuja, said Nigeria had made substantial progress with the enactment and passage of National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA, 2015). He said “This Act is a customised version o
Pulse.ng (ng)
added Jun 5, 2017 16:51
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[Africa, Nigeria] IPPA: FG should implement laws on tobacco control

Thompson Ayodele, executive director of Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, a non-governmental organisation, has urged the federal government to implement laws on tobacco control instead of leaving the task to the private sector.
The Cable Newspaper (ng)
added Jun 5, 2017 16:50
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[Africa, Nigeria] Enforce tobacco laws, NGO tells FG

Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday called on the Federal Government to enforce its laws on tobacco production, marketing and consumption.
Daily Trust (ng)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:04
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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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