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Friday, July 12, 2013

Tobacco control campaign begins in Nigeria as Govt releases tobacco survey

More than 600,000 who die annually from tobacco related diseases are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke.  The world’s leading preventable cause of death claiming the lives of 6 million people each year, tobacco is a slow, but more often than not, sure killer. Numbers do not lie. They aren’t pretty, but they represent the hard facts about the effects of tobacco worldwide. Most of tobacco’s damage to health does not become evident until years or even decades after the onset of use. Continue...


There are currently no national restrictions on the advertising and promotion of tobacco use in Nigeria. A campaign has recently been launched to raise awareness on the various health risks of smoking and second hand smoke, as well as the toll of tobacco use on the Nigerian population. Tobacco Control Nigeria is a behavioural change and public health campaign project using Social Media to advance tobacco control and support the passage of a comprehensive Tobacco Control (TC) law compliant with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). 

According to the project campaign manager, Olamide Egbayelo “we  hope to nurture and give voice to a community of persons focused on ensuring that tobacco companies carry out their advertising and marketing responsibly. We want to ensure that Nigerian children are properly protected from pressures to take up smoking, that public places are protected from the tyranny of secondhand smoke, that persons who wish to quit smoking find the support they require.” The project will be launched in August.



However, in 2012, Nigeria conducted the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) and is the first country in the African region to do so. GATS aims to assist countries address selected demand-related articles of the World Health Organization on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). It also further supports the WHO MPOWER policy package

The report reveals that exposure to secondhand smoke is highest among those who visited restaurants.  29.3% of adults (6.4 million adults) were exposed to tobacco smoke when visiting restaurants. Nigeria has the opportunity to focus on prevention, stop initiation, and further decrease prevalence rates. A copy of the full GATS report can be downloaded here

                                                        

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gud one.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

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Shepherd said...

Tobacco Control hasn't worked here,I don't see how its gonna work in Nigeria.
The facts about cigarette smoking being harmful to the health of both the smoker and passive smoker/second-hand smoker alike are quite indisputable but another fact remains,it's almost impossible to make Tobacco companies responsible.
How do you reduce the death rate of second-hand smokers if you cannot curb smokers and smoking in public places? How do you curb smokers and smoking in public places if you cannot touch the Tobacco companies?

ade baptista said...

Hop it does nt affect weed #jst askin#

Anonymous said...

Good one...

Hajjo said...

There has been no known record of death as a result of using cannabis(correctly)
On d contrary, it is used by cancer n glaucoma patients. So Baptista, u r safe. Lmao

datsharpguy said...

Cannabis thingz

Anonymous said...

So are we free to weed in public places now?

Anonymous said...

9ja! Y waste time on unnecessary things? Help d poor and this shit Ʊ ɑ̤̥̈̊rε̲̣̣̣̥ talking about won't β̣ε̲̣̣̣̥ an issue. What do Ʊ think Linda? Don't post it if Ʊ like.

Blunt Ibo boy

Chop Chop said...

Linda, u don come back?

Oj said...

Naija people no dey smoke..
Let me say 12% dey smoke both Me and women.

chidex said...

i luv dat move......nyc one

x0xo said...

Pls oh, what of those of us who work in tobacco companies e.g BAT? What happens if this "movement" gets stronger?

Don't pour sand sand in our garri, pls oh

e bonto said...

Govt,shd do more by banning smoking in d Public places,like bars and bus stops,as its done in d Uk.

opsichoco said...

This should have been implemented since nau

B€£ said...

It very reasonable and nice

Dental news said...

You smoke regularly,you are at risk of oral cancer.You step your smoke down with beer,you are at a greater risk of oral cancer.You sit beside a smoker often or your daily cooking is associated with smoke you are at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.You are asthmatic and linked with smoke your status get worsened,tuberculosis is interested in smokers.With smoking you get stained teeth ,periodontal diseases and foul mouth odor with advanced age your teeth falls off one after the other.
As for your general health smoking will send you to early grave as it predisposes to a myriad of diseases which ranges from liver cirrhosis and liver cancer eventually,hypertension ,stroke and the rest.Your unborn child is not spared from cleft of lip and palate likewise otitis media
Don't let anyone campaign to you before you let go of the habit.For smoking cessation consult a dentist for help and for more information cheek www.dentistng.com

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EDDIE~SYFAR said...

Smokers are liable to die young, bt some people still smoke

Anonymous said...

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Dental news said...

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kokomistress said...

me too

Anonymous said...

Thank God

Anonymous said...

Research showed that not a single soul has died from smoking Weed. #legalizeit

Anonymous said...

Tru talk say tobacco killz dey shuld unleash d benefits of weeds n legalize d shit in restaurants or public places as d case may b! Moreover thr r other source of nicotine man takes in othr than tobacco!
BUGGEY

Anonymous said...

Hmm, maybe Michael Jackson know wetin we no know...oya make I go buy my face mask..