Tag - Tobacco Control Nigeria

CSO demands placement of mouth-cancer picture on tobacco products

AS cancer continues to take its toll on Nigerians, a Civil Society Organization, CSO, Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, Monday, demanded the placement of mouth-cancer pictures on tobacco products. Speaking during a press conference, with theme ‘Call for Implementation of Graphic Warnings on Tobacco Products’, the Chairman, NTCA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, pointed out that mouth-cancer is...

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’...