New excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages, tobacco commence in June
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco with effect from Monday, June 4, 2018. He has also granted a grace period of 90 days to all manufacturers before the commencement of the new excise duty regime. There is however no increase in excise duty of…
Health experts condemn tobacco industry’s tactics against control in Africa
Global health experts and ambassadors have condemned tobacco industry’s attempt to indulge more people, especially the young and vulnerable in Africa, to their products, which have been known to cause terminal diseases over the years.
Activists seek speedy enforcement of tobacco control act
Civil society groups under the auspices of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) have urged the Federal Government to urgently enforce the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act. The groups expressed worries that there was yet no concrete action to show that the Federal Ministry of Health was…
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.