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Government tasked on illicit tobacco trade

Akinbode Oluwafemi

For tobacco control measures to be effective , the Federal Government must take pro-active measures to tackle the inflow of illicit tobacco products into the country, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has said. In a statement released to mark this year’s World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), the group stated that the Tobacco Control  Law recently signed ...

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Prosperous tobacco farmer stories a myth, ERA/FoEN tells African govts

As the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) approaches, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alerted African governments on the need to be wary of tobacco industry exaggeration of farmers’ gains. The undue attention of the tobacco transnational on so-called prosperous ...

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Anti-tobacco group seeks speedy action on control bill

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has urged the National Assembly to fast-track work on the repackaged National Tobacco Control Bill. The NTCA Alliance Manager, Gbenga Adejuwon, made the submission in Lagos on Tuesday at a session to mark the 2014 World Tobacco Day (WTD). The WTD 2014 has “Raise Tobacco Taxes” as its theme. Adejuwon commended the Federal Executive ...

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