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Reiterating urgency of World No Tobacco Day 2021 message

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside May 31 of every year as a day to mark World No Tobacco Day. On this day attention of the world and governments is drawn to the continuous damage that the consumption of tobacco has wreaks on the global populace, especially those in low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco smoking The world body has ...

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WHO to scale up programmes to help people quit tobacco use

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Mulombo, says the world body is set to scale-up programmes in 22 countries to help people to quit tobacco use. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health He made this known on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Abuja at a news conference to mark the 2021 World No Tobacco ...

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Second-hand smoke responsible for non-communicable diseases – Minister

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The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that exposure to second-hand smoke from tobacco is a leading preventable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire (second left), with other delegates during the event to observe the World No Tobacco Day in Abuja Ehanire said this on Monday, May 31, 2021 in Abuja during ...

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1.2m non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke yearly – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says no fewer than 1.2 million people die annually due to exposure to tobacco smoke. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti said this in her message to mark 2021 World No Tobacco Day with the theme, “Commit to quit.” May 31 of every year is ...

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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

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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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