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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Nigeria's Minister of health wants tobacco law that bans smoking in bars and restaurants enforced

Nigeria's minister of health, Isaac Adewole, has written to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Nigeria Police Force over the enforcement of the 2015 National Tobacco Control Act. 
In the letter, Mr. Adewole requested for their collaboration in the enforcement of the law saying:
'It has become imperative to strengthen our collaborative efforts and to urgently start implementing and enforcing the provisions of the NTC Act 2015 in order to protect and promote the health of the citizens'.

The National Tobacco Control Act that was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan stipulates the following;

1. Prohibition of the sale of tobacco products to and by anyone below age 18. 

2. Ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks; cigarettes must be sold in packs of 20 sticks only. 

3. Smokeless tobacco shall be sold in a minimum of a pack of 30 grammes. 

4. Ban of sale or offer for sale or distribution of tobacco or tobacco products through mail, internet, or other online devices. 

5. Prohibition of interference of tobacco industry in public health and related issues. 

6. Prohibition of smoking in anywhere on the premises of a child care facility, educational facility, and healthcare facility. Other prohibited for smoking include playgrounds, amusement parks, plazas, public parks, stadia, public transport, restaurants’ bar, and other public gathering spaces.

7. Prosecution of owner or manager of any of the places listed above who permits, encourages or fails to stop smoking in the above listed places. 

8. Prohibition of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship of any kind. 

9. Compliance with specified standards for content as set out by Standards Organization of Nigeria.

21 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

A step in the right direction. Although it'll be very difficult to implement in Nigeria.

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Manuel Kunmi said...

issorait

Anonymous said...

Don't you have better things to talk of? Is that what will better Nigeria?criminals.

Anonymous said...

Don't you have better things to talk of? Is that what will better Nigeria?criminals.

Samray said...

Is time sir.

Ashanka said...

2. Ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks; cigarettes must be sold in packs of 20 sticks only
3. Smokeless tobacco shall be sold in a minimum of a pack of 30 grammes.
😂😂😂 story

Anonymous said...

Dis man no well oooo,if u dont smoke cigger in bars where else do u want it to be smoked?

virus detected said...

Really?! What about laws that prosecute looters and corrupt politicians? These politicians only make laws that punishes the poor. Smh

Jydorydo Vlog said...

What policy or joint policy does the Minister of Health and Enviromenatl have in place to curb carbon emission in Nigeria? all they do is copy-copy!smoking is an addiction to some and not as toxic as the carbondioxide emission (Carbon dioxide emissions are often associated with the burning of fossil fuels, like natural gas, crude oil and coal burning of tyres, burning of landfill waste etc.)
reducing carbon footprint should be the minister of health focus. the impact of carbondioxide in human health includes heart attack, Lung Cancer,etc.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I concur


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nony bright said...

Pls they should enforce it quickly ... Why sell in 20packs!? ... I no grab dat side at all

nony bright said...

Pls they should enforce it quickly ... Why sell in 20packs!? ... I no grab dat side at all

Anonymous said...

Ordinary cigar Na him Una wan die put....make Una face reality

Anonymous said...

No sir, This is not a priority compared to the disaster of a health system we have in Nigeria. Also, in this harsh economic climate, banning people from smoking in bars and restaurants will affect the economic activities of these establishments. They will lose customers and some businesses will have to close. Even in an economy as sophisticated as UK, many businesses shut down when smoking ban was introduced.

Nigeria has a crisis in the health sector with infant mortality very high, death during childbirth hight and high death rate from preventable diseases, especially among poor people who are the majority in Nigeria. In a sane environment, these issues will be addressed but our health minister, who is grossly out of touch, is busy chasing shadows.

Vivian Reginalds said...

GOOD
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

uniquechic said...

it will not immediately better Nigeria but its a step in d right direction..

Anonymous said...

Pls hurry up and put the ban. Thank you

Peters Payne said...

Shatap! How will this act change the current economic realities in the country? Ur house dey catch fire, u dey for bush dey dig for bush rabbit hole...

Anonymous said...

You're on point👌

AGB said...

@Jydorydo Vlog....so on point.

blacksrule said...

Anon 10:21 u re smart

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