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[Africa, India, Nigeria] Cancer eradication: FG plans to increase tobacco taxation to fund healthcare

“We will fast track the regulations for implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.” I heard what happened in India at the seventh session of the conference of parties (COP7) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). I am waiting for
Vanguard (ng)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:55

[Africa, Asia, India, Nigeria] COP7 vistas and the tobacco epidemic

It took the intervention of the leader of the Nigerian delegation, Professor Ukoli Onawefe and a few other vocal members of the team to steer the erring delegates back to the path of honour. Some other delegations also had their share of very disturbing
The Cable Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 30, 2016 04:49

[Africa, Nigeria] Ex-workers accuse BATN of anti-labour practices

They alleged that the company failed in its responsibility to protect workers’ health and the work environment against all forms of operational hazards. They called on the Federal Government to immediately investigate anti-labour practices and hazardous
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:23


Angry ex-British America Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) workers have demanded that the Nigerian government penalise the company for inhuman treatment of workers in its Ibadan factory and equally urged the company to compensate them for the ill-health they suffer
City Voice (ng)
added Nov 25, 2016 13:49

[Africa, Asia, India] NGOs flay Nigerian delegates’ objection to global anti-tobacco talks

In its presentation, a Nigerian delegate on the Tobacco Control Desk of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) attempted to sow doubt about the addictiveness of tobacco products—a familiar tobacco industry tactic—despite decades-long consensus on the is
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Nov 10, 2016 18:42

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco-control groups turn to billboard messages

Anti-tobacco groups in Nigeria Thursday unveiled a billboard in Abuja to press home demands for the adoption of Regulations for Implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 by the Nigerian government.
Premium Times (ng)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:01

[Africa, India, Nigeria] Environmentalists Call for Support to hold Tobacco Companies liable for tobacco harms

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to participate in the seventh session of the conference of parties (COP7) meeting... The Nigerian Spokesperson for the Network for Accountabilty of Tobacco Transnationals, NATT, Philip Jakpor said , “Nigeria and oth
Nigerian Observer (ng)
added Nov 2, 2016 06:31

[Africa, India, Nigeria] Tobacco companies now to be held liable for health hazards

The tools Parties will promote at this year’s conference will especially help low- and middle-income countries...“Standing for the adoption of provisions that advance criminal liability on Big Tobacco is the right step for delegates from the African regio
The News Nigeria (ng)
added Oct 29, 2016 15:49

[Africa, India, Nigeria] COP7: Group urges measures to hold big tobacco liable

“The outcomes of this year’s Conference of the Parties are poised to mark a turning point for public health.”... “Nigeria and other developing nations targeted by Big Tobacco for marketing of their lethal products now have the opportunity to support the
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 27, 2016 01:12

[Africa] Tobacco firm to commence production in Nigeria

in pursuit of our long term objectives in Nigeria, we have entered into a strategic agreement with International Tobacco Company Limited (ITC), a Nigerian company, to commence local manufacturing of some of our brands before the end of 2016. We are proud
Vanguard (ng)
added Oct 11, 2016 16:06
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