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[Africa] Tobacco Control And Emerging Developmental Issues In Nigeria

Nigeria has both a moral burden as well as continental responsibility in ensuring that it is at the forefront of Tobacco Control in the region. While the country has been arguably slow in coming on board the global advocacy for tobacco control, the countr
Leadership (ng)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:44
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[Africa, Nigeria] Remember, there is a national tobacco law

There seems to be a national amnesia about the existence of a tobacco control law in Nigeria. This is despite the fact that the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) was enacted only in 2015. The law provides a legal framework for the production, importati
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 29, 2017 05:23
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[Africa, Nigeria] NGO wants strict monitoring of ban on sale of cigarettes to under-aged

The Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has urged the Federal Government to ensure strict monitoring of the ban on the sale of cigarettes to persons under 18 years.
Pulse.ng (ng)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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[Africa, Nigeria] Implement Anti-Tobacco Laws Yourself, FG Charged

National Tobacco Control Act, NTCA, (2015). The Act, Ayodele explained, is a customised version of the [FCTC]...He argued that “the passage and signing of the NTCA presents a far-reaching step to ensure a balanced way to address whatever concerns remain
This Day (ng)
added Jun 22, 2017 17:38
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[Africa, Nigeria] Federal Government launches 2 anti-tobacco ads

These adverts are aimed at raising awareness concerning lung cancer and health risk for second-hand smokers. The first advert states that 10% of the six million annual tobacco-related deaths are those of people who do not directly smoke a cigarette or us
Pulse.ng (ng)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:13
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[Africa] Nigerian government slams heavy fine, jail term on public smoking

The Nigerian Government has launched a campaign to ban smoking in public places including motor parks, shopping malls and health care centres. Ministry of Health in a communiqué yesterday said according to Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 20
Daily Post (ng)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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[Africa] Nigeria appoints Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi as anti-tobacco lead campaigners

The Federal Government has appointed two popular musicians, Timi Dakolo and Mr Eazi, as well as Saadatu Aliyu of the World Economic Forum’s Abuja Global Shapers Hub as anti-tobacco ambassadors. A statement by the Ministry of Health said their appointment
Premium Times (ng)
added Jun 16, 2017 00:13
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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] Interview / ‘Tobacco industry frustrating enforcement of appropriate laws in Nigeria’

In this interview with EDU ABADE...They have gone beyond selling tobacco products to our people. They are now conducting espionage on government. Somehow, they get informed memos in government and they have been running campaigns against government decisi
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Jun 8, 2017 18:29
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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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