Tag - Nigeria

Shisha: The Irresistible Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Few months ago, five female pupils of the Oreyo Senior Grammar School, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of the State, was caught in a video expertly smoking “Shisha” while in school uniform. The trending video simply sends a message to the spine of Nigerians, parents, guardians and school authorities and the government of the looming shisha...

Nigerian Entertainment Sector Supports FG’s Tobacco Control Act, Regulations

Concerned about the growing evidence linking the entertainment industry with the uptick of tobacco use and worried by its impact on public health, the Nigerian entertainment industry has drummed support for the regulation and control of tobacco usage in the country. At a One-Day Stakeholder Roundtable on the National Tobacco Control Act 2015 and the...

Smokers spend N146,000 yearly on cigarettes, statistics show

More people are smoking now than ever. In metropolitan cities like Lagos, finding a non-smoker can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. According to statistics published in the medical magazine The Lancet, the number of active smokers in 2019 has increased to 1.14 billion (1,140,000,000) people globally. Smoking is still as deadly as ever....

Ban sale of single stick cigarette, make tobacco products expensive — VALD to government

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) has reiterated its call to government of Ghana to ban the sale of single-stick cigarette in the country. It wants government to also make tobacco products very expensive to curb its usage. According to Mr. Labram Musah who is Executive Director at VALD, the sale of cigarette in single stick...

Industry interference major challenge to effective tobacco control-CAPPA

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Thursday, declared that tobacco industry interference remains a major challenge to effective tobacco control in Nigeria and Africa. CAPPA alerted that the tobacco industry’s meddlesomeness with governments’ health policies was endangering regulatory efforts in clear contravention of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015, and the National...

Towards smoke-free Nigeria: Concerns mount over cigarette, tobacco addiction

Globally, over 1.3 billion people engage in cigarette smoking. From this figure, Nigeria accounts for 14 per cent of adult smokers, a development that has heightened serious concern about the growing addiction in the country. According to reports, the tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced, killing...

Tobacco industry undermining Nigeria’s tobacco-control legislation – Group

"The tobacco industry enjoys consistent invitations from the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to their meetings where supposed classified resolutions on standards are discussed, and agreements are reached." An advocacy group, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has decried the interference of the tobacco industry in Nigeria with government policies, including policies meant to...

Is Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Fund in Limbo?

In the 2014 document, Sustainable Funding Models for Tobacco Control: A Discussion Paper, by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, sustainable funding is identified as crucial to curtailing the projected harms caused by tobacco use. The Union proposed various funding options for countries implementing tobacco control policies with particular emphasis on Taxes from...

CISLAC advocates increased taxation on tobacco

A civil society organization, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the federal government to increase tax on tobacco to reduce the health hazards and the corresponding deaths associated with cigarettes smoking. The Programme Manager of CISLAC, Mr. Okeke Anya who made the call in Umuahia, Abia State, during a one-day training for media...

Nigeria: BAT unveils sustainable investment in environment

British American Tobacco in West and Central Africa (BAT) has unveiled its sustainable investment in the environment as it launched a sustainability show corner at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in Ibadan, Oyo state. The sustainability corner exhibits several end products obtained from the recycling of waste generated at the Ibadan factory. Some of these include tissue...