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[Africa] WHO Urges Nigeria To Rectify Law Against Tobacco

The Coordinator of WHO in Lagos, Dr Sunday Abidoye, made the call in Lagos at an event organised by the UN Information Centre (UNIC), the Nigeria Heart Foundation and the UN Association of Nigeria. The event, jointly organised to commemorate ”World
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:13
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[Africa] OBARO: Public Smoking Should Be Banned In Nigeria

The popular Nigerian saying “chop alone and die alone” should be applied as far as smoking is concerned. It is morally wrong and socially unfair for some persons to continue “enjoying” smoking while others die as a result of breathing secondhand smoke. H
Naij.com (ng)
added Jun 4, 2015 09:46
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[Africa, Asia, Burma/Myanmar, Nigeria, UK] Minister worked as spin doctor for tobacco giant that paid workers £15 a month

The employment minister, Priti Patel, was part of a team of spin doctors paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to help a tobacco giant counter negative publicity...documents, released by BAT following a legal action, show that Patel was one of seven emplo
The Observer (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:49
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[Africa, Nigeria] Intensify public awareness on dangers of tobacco, Consultant urges govt

Jafar, a Medical Consultant, Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, on Saturday urged government at all levels to intensify public awareness on the dangers of tobacco consumption. Jafar made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Nigerian Observer (ng)
added May 30, 2015 15:38
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[Africa, Nigeria] 'Over 600, 000 persons die from indirect smoking yearly' - Expert

Jafar made the call in an interview with the NAN in Lokoja on the sidelines of this year’s “World No Tobacco Day 2015 (WNTD).” World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is marked on May 31 of every year to raise awareness on health risks associated with tobacco and to
Pulse.ng (ng)
added May 30, 2015 15:37
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[Africa, Nigeria] Groups say Jonathan’s signing of Tobacco control bill ‘a public health legacy’

The highlights of the Tobacco Control Law include ban of smoking in public places, ban of tobacco advertising sponsorship and promotion, ban of sale of cigarette in single sticks, ban of sale of tobacco products to minors, mandatory warning messages on
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:12
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[Africa, Nigeria] Breaking: Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, five others

Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his tenure. The president signed the bill alongside five others, his spokesperson, Reuben Abati, announced on Twitter, Wednesday. Other bil
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:08
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[Africa, Nigeria] OBI: Why legislators must be fair on tobacco legislation

While other groups presented their memoranda, which were based on factual information in a civil manner, a member of the anti-tobacco groups attempted to scare members of the committee and others by bandying exaggerated figures to make his case better th
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:14
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[Africa, Nigeria] EDITORIAL: The Tobacco Control Bill

Although, the bill has been long overdue, it is heart-warming that it finally scaled the hurdles built against it by powerful interest groups and, by passing the bill, Nigeria has joined the league of countries concerned with the health of its population
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:12
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[Africa, Nigeria] Signing of Tobacco Bill Will Be Lasting Health Legacy, Groups Tell Jonathan

A coalition of civil society groups have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) passed by the Senate and House of Representatives recently as a parting gift to Nigerians.
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added May 26, 2015 08:39
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