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World Tobacco Day in Nigeria

World Tobacco Day in Nigeria
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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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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

World Tobacco Day in NigeriaWill the government enforce the NTC act and protect its citizens. – Express your point of view.

teru kehinde
Member
1 month ago

i support the eradication of tobacco

Fisayomi
Member
1 month ago

I really think tobacco should not be banned people are smoking it publicly alread

Khalifa001
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco should be eradicated in Nigeria

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco as is own usefulness but it is killing people also the government agent in charge of it should try hard to prevent people for taking tobacco

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

Government wey no Care about citizens lol

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

God help us in this country

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

Government generates huge income from the sale of tobacco so they obviously won’t do anything about it

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco has its benefits too it shouldn’t be banned

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

Government should ban the usage of Tobacco in Nigeria

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco has killed a lot of people and it’s still killing more

Yomii
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco usage should be highly regulated in the country

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

Too much of everything is not good, so Government should educate people about the danger on tobacco when it is abuse

Okunloye123
Member
1 month ago

It’s a good source of income for health sector, however the government should increase it’s regulatory rules to prevent abuse.

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

Tobacco is very injurious to ones health.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

There is the need for more education on the danger of Tobacco consumption in Nigeria. It either people are aware of the detrimental effect of Tobacco and choice to ignore it, or are completely ignorant.

NTC should intensify on creating awareness on it danger to reduce mortality rate.

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

Government should put high taxes on tobaco product to make it less affordable to almost everyone and create more awareness on what damage tobaco uses can do to the body

Dimeji0711
Member
1 month ago

Enforcing the National Tobaco Control Policy is the best thing the government should do to save people and reduce people loosing there life to Tobaco use

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

The Nigeria government needs to enforce it’s NTC acts to protect it’s numerous citizens against hazardous health,and pollution

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

Why can’t the government completely an tobacco If it’s so bad

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