Tag - Nigeria

FG Urged to Establish Tobacco Control Fund

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has made a case for the operationalisation of the Tobacco Control Fund in order to ensure the protection of public health from the destructive effects of tobacco in Nigeria. It said the Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Finance and the office of the Accountant General of the...

Report exposes how multinational tobacco companies aid illicit financial flows in Nigeria, others

Tobacco multinationals in Nigeria and other African countries are contributing significantly to illicit financial flows (IFF) in the continent, mainly through tax avoidance and evasion, a new report has shown. The report, titled: ‘Tobacco Industry and Illicit Financial Flows in Africa’, was conducted by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), in collaboration with Tax Justice...

Orientation agency to partner NTCA on tobacco control

Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has disclosed that his agency is willing and available to work with the tobacco control community to ensure that tobacco products are effectively controlled in the country. The Director General made this commitment on Thursday, August 18, 2022, when a delegation of tobacco control...

A Renewed Sense of Urgency on Tobacco Control Funding

Tobacco industry political activity remains a largely overlooked obstacle in the development and implementation of policies to regulate industry activities. From their marketing strategies to their so-called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and their buying of scientific and other expertise to create controversy about established facts, the tobacco industry is never away from duty. Tonnes...

CISLAC Calls For Hike In Tobacco Tax

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called for a hike in Tobacco tax to control smoking and its adverse effects on public health, economy and environment. The CISLAC Programme Officer in Bauchi State, Mr Solomon Adoga, made the call in Bauchi during a roundtable on Tobacco Tax Advocacy in Nigeria. He said that understanding the Framework Convention on Tobacco...

Shisha: The Irresistable Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Well flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit like apple, plum, coconut, mango, mint, strawberry, which makes the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, but the dangers of smoking shisha is increasing by the day, as more teenagers descend into the cesspool of the addiction, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, five female students...

“I am a threat to tobacco”-Advocate

In 2009, Mrs. Margaret Kwaada Julius, a 47-year-old grandmother became a tobacco advocate by chance. Stumbling on the information that, “tobacco kills half its users’’ further reinforced her resolve to dedicate quality time to sensitizing people on the harmful effects of the deadly substance on health and the environment. Presently she says, “I am a...

Nigeria’s Social Networking Sites Captured by Tobacco Industry Says New Report, CAPPA

A report released by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) yesterday (June 20) has exposed how social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are now used to flout Nigeria’s National Tobacco Control Act and its Regulations. The report detailed how companies like British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International Nigeria Limited (PMINL)...

Tobacco kills 30,000 Nigerians every year

Tobacco diseases kill an estimated 30,000 Nigerians yearly despite government initiatives and the Tobacco Monitoring Dashboard collecting data on tobacco control and disease prevalence to help curtail its use. World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Walter Molumbo expressed concern that non-communicable diseases are overtaking communicable diseases in the number of deaths they cause in Nigeria. “Close...

Nigeria And The Threats Of Tobacco Smoking

The warning that ‘Smokers are liable to die young’ is always ubiquitously written on the packs of most cigarettes, but to digest the message is one thing and to do it is a different matter. If those who consume tobacco products in Nigeria continue to do so at grave risk to their health, it...