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We therefore have a responsibility to act now. Legislation has proved to be an essential strategy to curbing tobacco use in other countries, and for promoting robust tobacco programmes at state and local government levels. Diligence and commitment to the
This Day (ng)
added May 9, 2017 20:13
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[Africa, Nigeria] Activist accuses tobacco industry of ‘aggressive attempt’ to derail anti-smoking law

Oluwafemi said the industry had been coercing government officials to advocate on their behalf, interfering in policy making through trade committees and third parties, and aggressively lobbying and bribing policy makers. “As we speak today, there is an a
Premium Times (ng)
added May 5, 2017 18:10

[Africa, Nigeria] Smoking: Licensed to Kill

Sunday Vanguard X-rays the impact of smoking on heart health and why it remains an avoidable risk factor for heart diseases. When the late former Minister of Health, Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, began his anti-smoking campaign in 1989, not many saw i
Vanguard (ng)
added Apr 23, 2017 13:22

[Africa] SON Alerts Nigerians of Illegal Flavoured Cigarettes

A few months after the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth International (ERA/FoEN), notified the Nigerian government that Philip Morris International was flooding the country with “unlicensed, tax-not-paid” cigarettes, the Standards Organisa
This Day (ng)
added Apr 18, 2017 16:35

[Africa] Outlaw tobacco in Nigeria, group tells WHO

(WHO) has been urged to educate tobacco consumers about the health consequences, addictive nature and mortal threat posed by tobacco. Speaking at a programme organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), in conjunction with the Africa
Vanguard (ng)
added Apr 12, 2017 14:58

[Africa, Nigeria] IFIJEH: Flavoured Cigarettes: A Sinister Ploy to Ensnare Children

With the rising influx of flavoured cigarettes into the Nigerian market, which are mostly targeted at luring children, Martins Ifijeh writes on why the government and stakeholders must strengthen interventions against illicit tobacco trade in the country
This Day (ng)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:25

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Consumption: CISLAC Projects 8 Million Deaths in 2030

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said continuation of tobacco consumption in developing countries which Nigeria is one would increase death rate to approximately eight million ‎by 2030. This was contained in a statement made a
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:52

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

Implications: This is the first detailed account of tobacco industry interference with tobacco legislation in Africa. The emergence of tobacco control in Nigeria threatened the tobacco industry, which believed that success in Nigeria would have a “domi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 27, 2017 03:55
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[Africa, Nigeria] Environmental Group Wants 150% Levy on Tobacco

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) is asking for a minimum of 150% special levies on all tobacco products. This move came despite the fact that minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, had announced a raise of import duty
Tobacco Asia
added Mar 24, 2017 20:34

[Africa] A Nigerian Representative's Moves On Tobacco Control Will Roll Back Progress In The Industry

to take away control of the regulation of tobacco products from the Federal Ministry of Health and hand it over to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), citing the United States as a reference point, although unlike N
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:32
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