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Alternatives to tobacco: The unwavering stance of scientists and experts

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The seventh annual Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) held from June 11 to 12, 2020h and was organised by “Knowledge Action Change Limited (KAC)”, headed by Professor Gerry Stimson, a public health social scientist from the United Kingdom. Vaping Usually held in Warsaw, Poland, this year’s event took place virtually due to Covid-19. Under the theme “Science, ethics and human rights”, over 30 experts/scientists ...

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No Tobacco Day: Govt urged to protect youth from tobacco harms by enforcing laws

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On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020 commemoration, tobacco control groups in Nigeria have asked the federal government to commit more strongly to enforcing the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 and its Regulations by the immediate enforcement of provisions that protect the youth from tobacco and its harms. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to ...

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COVID-19: For the tobacco industry, it’s all about profit

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In times of crisis some corporations profit while others break. For the tobacco industry the COVID-19 pandemic which has shut down many nations and crippled the global economy seems “a make or break opportunity”. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health In the last four months, the industry has tried hard to brush aside the blame for the ...

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CSOs flay delay in regulations for implementing Tobacco Act

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Representatives of civil society groups that converged on Abuja on Thursday, May 4, 2017 have demanded expedited process in the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, Gatefield, National Tobacco Control Research Group and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) were among groups that urged the Ministry ...

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Time to act on Tobacco Act Regulations

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When former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 into law four days to the end of his administration, most Nigerians heaved a sigh relief. The exhilarating feeling among Nigerians was not unanticipated as the law had gone through a tortuous road, almost declared missing at a point before resurrecting to become a reality. The ...

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Osinbajo calls for public engagement to avert ills of tobacco

Yemi-Osibajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the reduction of tobacco use among citizens particularly exposure of underage children to smoking. Osinbajo, who spoke at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving leaders of anti-tobacco civil society groups, lamented inadequate information about the dangers of smoking “which has made it difficult to convince ...

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Tobacco advisory committee emerges amid resolve to enforce law

Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government will adopt all legal and administrative measures to ensure effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act, the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said. The minister, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at the inauguration of the National Tobacco Control Committee (NATOC), affirmed government’s commitment towards “safeguarding and protecting the health of Nigerians from the risks posed by ...

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