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World Tobacco Day in Nigeria

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By Dawn

Will the government enforce the NTC act and protect its citizens.

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. This day is observed annually to bring awareness to the harmful effects of tobacco use and to encourage people to quit. Tobacco use is a leading cause of death and disease worldwide, and quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health. There are many resources available to help you quit, and World No Tobacco Day is a great time to start your quit journey.

Tobacco use is a leading cause of death and disease worldwide, and World No Tobacco Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the devastating health effects of tobacco and the need for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is a major risk factor for a range of non-communicable diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory disease. It is estimated that tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year, and this is projected to increase to more than 8 million by 2030.

Nigeria is home to a number of large tobacco companies.

How many tobacco users are in Nigeria? there is no definitive answer to this question as the prevalence of tobacco use in Nigeria is not well documented. However, according to a World Health Organization report, it is estimated that about 10% of Nigerian adults use tobacco products. This is a relatively low rate compared to other countries in the world, but it still represents a significant number of people.

The tobacco industry in Nigeria is a large and thriving sector of the Economy. Nigeria is the second largest producer of tobacco in Africa, and the tobacco industry employs thousands of people across the country. Tobacco production in Nigeria is primarily focused on cigarettes, and the country is home to a number of large tobacco companies. This industry in Nigeria has been growing rapidly in recent years, thanks to a combination of factors.

NTC Act is an important step in protecting the health of Nigerians.

First, Nigeria’s population is expanding rapidly, and this is creating a larger potential market for tobacco products. Second, incomes are rising across the country, and this is making tobacco products more affordable for more people. Third, the government has been supportive of the tobacco industry, and has enacted a number of policies that have made it easier to operate.

The National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 in Nigeria has laid out clear guidelines regarding where smoking is not allowed. These include places such as healthcare facilities, schools, entertainment facilities and public transportation. The act also requires that all public places have designated smoking areas that are well-ventilated to protect non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke. The NTC Act is an important step in protecting the health of Nigerians and reducing the harmful effects of tobacco use.

Government needs to enforce its National Tobacco Control policy.

Nigeria’s National Tobacco Control enforcement has been lacking in recent years. This is due to a number of factors, including the country’s weak economy and lack of political will. As a result, tobacco consumption has been on the rise in Nigeria, especially among young people. The Nigerian government needs to do more to enforce its National Tobacco Control policy. This includes increasing taxes on tobacco products, as well as increasing public awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. Only by taking these steps can the Nigerian government hope to reduce tobacco consumption and improve the health of its citizens.

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