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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...

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...

Groups urge NBC to ban smoking in BBNaija Season 7

The group said BBNaija season 6 sparked public outrage when its participants flagrantly smoked on live television. Some Non-Governmental Organisations have called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to regulate Big Brother Naija (BBN) Season Seven, a popular reality television programme, to become smoke-free. The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said this on...

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...

FG Told To Operationalise Tobacco Control Fund

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has decried the needless delay in operationalising the tobacco control fund. The alliance, therefore urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency operationalise the tobacco control fund in the interest of Nigerians and their safety. The group made the call at a briefing in Abuja with the theme:...

CAPPA calls on gov’t to regulate tobacco industry virtual space activities

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on the Nigerian government to do more to monitor and regulate the activities of the tobacco industry in the virtual space. It said: “While Nigeria has made some enviable strides in regulating the activities of the tobacco industry since the implementation of the National Tobacco...

Vaginal tobacco: A hidden health danger for women

Tobacco is an umbrella name given to over 70 species of plants in the genus nicotiana and the family Solanaceae. It is used to refer to the cured leaves of these plants. The active ingredients in tobacco are nicotine and harmine, a beta-carboline and a harmala alkaloid that occurs in several different plants. The...

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...

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...