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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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Philip Morris exposé: Government urged to probe delegation to tobacco treaty talks

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The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has demanded the Nigerian government institute a probe of members of the Nigerian delegation that attended the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which held in Delhi in 2016 to establish their links with the tobacco industry. ERA/FoEN made the call following ...

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Time to act on Tobacco Act Regulations


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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