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Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called on Federal Government to extend the planned probe of tax waivers, grants and other insidious benefits unduly awarded to corporations by past governments to include the Export Expansion Grant (EEG) awarded to tobacco companies.
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The tobacco industry has a history of using various mediums to promote its products, and movies and streaming platforms are no exception. In Nigeria, like many other countries, the intersection of tobacco and media raises concerns about the potential impact on public health. The relationship between the tobacco industry and media has been a longstanding concern globally.
Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), yesterday, stated that the implementation of graphic health warnings policy would save no fewer than 11,744 Nigerians yearly from untimely deaths.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released two new publications, “Freedom from tobacco and Nicotine: guide for Schools,” and “Nicotine- and Tobacco-free School Toolkit” to help protect children’s health.
Foundation for Consumer Freedom Advancement (FCFA) has underscored the need for government to prioritise tobacco harm reduction (THR) and embrace the Swedish model, which is almost enthroning a smoke-free society.
The Federal Government says it will increase excise tax on tobacco products from 30 per cent ad-valorem to 50 per cent as part of measures to control tobacco smoking in the country. Dr Mangai Malau, Head, Tobacco Control Unit, Noncommunicable Disease Division, Federal Ministry of Health disclosed this on Tuesday, at the National Tobacco Control…