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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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[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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