Tag - Tobacco Control Act

Bangladesh : To ban e-cigarette, current tobacco control act needs to be amended

A study conducted by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission recommends amending the Tobacco Control Act to ban the production, import-export, promotion, marketing and consumption of all emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Many young people use e-cigarettes for style and the flavours. Many consider e-cigarettes help them quit smoking conventional cigarettes. Some perceive e-cigarettes to be less...

Seven years after passing public smoking law, Lagos struggles with enforcement

A research found that the Nigerian health system spends over N500 billion yearly to treat illnesses caused by smoking and passive smoking. Sam (surname withheld), a second-year National Diploma student at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, says he stopped reading in the school due to exposure to indiscriminate smoking. The 21-year-old has never seen a ‘No-smoking’...

Gambia: Task Force Starts Enforcing Tobacco Control Act, Regulations

The Gambia Police Force on Tuesday 29th June 2021 said a joint operation by the Police, GRA-Customs, Public Health and Environmental Inspectors has been activated to enforce the Tobacco Control Act and Regulations. The public is hereby reminded that, the Tobacco Control Act has banned public smoking, display of tobacco products, selling of single sticks...

New Tobacco Legislations aim to decrease use of tobacco products in Mauritius

GIS – 24 May 2021: Our mission is to promote quality healthcare and ensure the wellness of all our citizens, particularly our youngsters, who are the main targets of the tobacco industry, said the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, this morning, at the seat of his Ministry in Port Louis. ...

Nigeria: Abia under pressure to domesticate Tobacco Control Act

*As 16,000 die of tobacco-related diseases in Nigeria annually Abia State Government has come under intense pressure to domesticate the National Tobacco Control Act passed into law since 2015. A civil society group, Civil Society Legislative Advocay Centre, CISLAC, which is at the vanguard of the advocacy, visited the state where it had audience with top...