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Report identifies increase in tobacco control policies in last decade

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) latest “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic” published on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are said to be covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco ...

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These tobacco loud mouths and the rest of us

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There is a general perception, and rightly so, that tobacco companies are economical when it comes to disclosing facts about the nature of their business. To burnish their unsavory image, the tobacco industry will often employ seemingly credible third parties that are referred to as “front groups” who claim to represent one agenda but actually serve that of the industry. ...

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Group alerts on ‘suspicious’ amendment of tobacco bill

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Akinbode Oluwafemi, deputy director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), alerted media executives in Abuja on Thursday, May 4, 2017 on alleged attempts by the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control regulation We have learnt of a very suspicious Bill to Amend The National Tobacco Control Act 2015 sponsored by Honourable Dickson Tarkighir representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency in the Federal House ...

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How tobacco factory workers can get justice

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There was upheaval in September 2002 when tens of Nigerian factory workers died in a fire accident that swept through the factory wing of the West Africa Rubber Products Limited (WARP) in Ikorodu area of Lagos. The fire licked the factory and the neighboring Super Engineering Limited, both of which are owned by a Shanghai and Hong Kong conglomerate. By ...

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Video: WHO urges nations to discourage smoking

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The World Health Organisation is calling on countries to “Get Ready for plain Packaging” of tobacco products to discourage more people from smoking. Meanwhile, tobacco consumption causes the death of more than six million people worldwide every year.

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Banning smoking in public in Lagos

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State last week signed a bill banning smoking in public places in the state into law. By implication, nobody can smoke in public places anymore as offenders would be made to pay fine or go to jail. The House of Assembly had recently passed a bill banning smoking in public places and placed fine of ...

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