Group urges finance ministry to review tax on tobacco companies
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the Federal Ministry of Finance to immediately begin a review of its current tax regime to reflect more proactive and progressive levying system on tobacco companies.
Remember, there is a national tobacco law
Another scheme that can be used to support effective tobacco regulation is compliance promotion. Sadly, very little seems to have been achieved in this area since the enactment of the law.
Enforcing laws against tobacco use in Nigeria
To prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, several attempts have been made in Nigeria to stop the sales, marketing and consumption of tobacco products.
‘Tobacco kills seven million people, causes N504 trillion loss yearly’
The World Health Organisation has said over seven million people die yearly from the use of tobacco. Also, the substance costs households and governments over $ 1.4 trillion (about N504 trillion) during same period.
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century
Smoking-related diseases will claim 200 million lives in China this century and plunge tens of millions into poverty, a report said Friday.
‘We must protect our young children from the allure of flavoured cigarettes’
The influx of flavoured cigarettes into the Nigerian market, which are mostly targeted at luring children, has again laid bare the country’s lack of implementation of the Tobacco Act passed into law in 2015.
Global firm to begin manufacturing in Nigeria
The world’s largest tobacco company, Philip Morris International (PMI), with operations in 181 countries, has finalised plans to commence manufacturing in Nigeria before the end of 2016.
WHO Tobacco treaty a threat to public health – Reason Foundation
The brief, written by Julian Morris, vice president of research at Reason Foundation, looks at the work of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a treaty created by the World Health Organization in 2004...