KEY FACTS

Population

Population: Nigeria has a population of 190,886,310 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Nigeria and the WHO FCTC

Ratification: Nigeria ratified the FCTC on 20 October 2005

Entry into force: The WHO FCTC entered into force in Nigeria on 18 January 2006

Domestication (Adoption of tobacco control law): Nigeria gazetted the National Tobacco Control Act on 10 June 2015

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Smoking Prevalence

A total of 4.5 million adults (5.6%) of adults use tobacco products

  • 10% of men aged 15 and above currently use tobacco products1
  • 1.1% of women aged 15 and above currently use tobacco products1

TAXATION

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas, and prohibited in public transport services and some outdoor spaces.
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CESSATION

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HEALTH WARNING

Nigeria requires textual health warnings covering 50% front and back of cigarette packs. Rotation of these messages is not required.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited but there exist loopholes. Sponsorship by tobacco companies is restricted.
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