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Nairobi MCAs want Sakaja to shut down ‘shisha’ smoking places

In Summary Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington, Kilimani, South C and Lang'ata are some of the areas listed by MCAs to be selling the product. Shisha is a glass-bottomed water pipe in which fruit-flavoured tobacco is covered with foil and roasted with charcoal. Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington, Kilimani, South C and Lang'ata are some of the areas listed...

Tobacco total ban looms in West Nile

The residents and local leaders in Arua district have asked the government to consider imposing a total ban on Tobacco in the country. The call was made during an orientation meeting for councilors and journalists of Arua district on enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act 2015. The meeting was organized by the officials from the department...

FCCPC mandates tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC in a surprise enforcement exercise across the city of Kano has threatened a total clamp down on business outlets selling tobacco products without graphic health warnings. The graphic health warning is a policy in the National Tobacco Control Act that was enacted in 2015 and requires that...

Smoking 3 sticks of cigarette reduces life by 24 hrs – Health expert

‘Smokers are liable to die young’ – This was Prof. Olatunji Aina’s submission as a  keynote speaker at Vanguard’s 2nd Mental Health Summit that held on Thursday in Lagos. The summit themed: “Mental Health in a Distressed Economy – Drug Abuse: A New Force Driving Mental Health Crises in Nigeria” brought together health experts to...

CSO calls for review of tobacco control laws in Ghana

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a civil society organisation has called for a review of the Ghana’s current tobacco control laws to a comprehensive Smoke-free law by eliminating the designated smoking areas from the regulations. It also urged for the review of the present tax regime from Ad-valerom to Specific tax, stating that increases...

Technology a Powerful Tool In The Fight Against Tobacco

At the recent World Health Summit in Berlin, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced the launch of the Tobacco Cessation Consortium. A mechanism set up to engage the private sector and other non-governmental actors, the Consortium hopes to unlock financing and enhance accessibility for support services for smokers around the globe, especially...

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