Tag - Nigeria

Still On Shisha, The Silent Lethal Killer Wrapped In Flavour

Flavoured with molasses sugar or fruit-like apple to make the smoke more aromatic than cigarette smoke, shisha, a water-pipe tobacco known for its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of its users remains a silent lethal killer of most Nigerian youths and teenagers, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes. Just a few months ago, the Environmental Rights...

Experts call for policy review as Nigeria’s Tobacco industry risks collapse

Economic experts have called for a review of the government’s 2022-2025 fiscal policy to save Nigeria’s Tobacco industry from collapse due to heavy taxes. Also, they stated that businesses in the sector might go moribund in the next three years if the Federal government implements its new tax regime. The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National...

Use of shisha by females in Cross River worrisome – FCCPC

THE Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission FCCPC has expressed concern over the high number of girls using shisha tobacco as stimulant in Cross River State The FCCPC which carried out checks on tobacco shops and sensitisation exercise in Calabar and hinterlands of the state observed that the drug which is predominantly used by girls...

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...

NGOs seek enforcement of graphic health warning on tobacco products

Some Non-Government Organisations, NGOs, have called on the Federal Government to intensify the implementation of graphic health warning on tobacco products. The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids made the call on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja. The Chairman of NTCA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, said that since the National Tobacco Control...

Group partners states to check tobacco consumption among girls

Public Relations Strategist, 7even Interactive, Ese Aluko (left); Market Lead, Ghana and Nigeria for SKY Girls, Alice Railton; Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo and General Manager Operations, 7even Interactive for SKY Girls, Adenike Odutola at the official launch of SKY Girls Nigeria, an empowerment movement for teenage girls A Pan African group,...

Walking The Talk By Budgeting For Tobacco Control

Beyond flowery rhetoric and grand promises, the will of a government to act on a policy is first re­flected in its financial plan. Ac­tivities for the implementation of such policies are provided with a budget line followed by a full dis­bursement of the budgeted sum to empower execution. Tobacco control in Nigeria has made commendable...

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...

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