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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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World No Tobacco Day: CSOs highlight tobacco threats


A cross-section of civil society and public health groups have urged the Nigerian government to ensure regulations for implementation of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act are put in place to save the nation from tobacco deaths. The groups – Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), National Tobacco Control Research Group (NTCRG) ...

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World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco kills, scars environment, threatens livelihoods – WHO

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Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever World Health Organisation (WHO) report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and is calling on governments to implement ...

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