lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014 – 17 de Octubre de 2014 – Nigeria

Regulating tobacco production and smoking

THE anti-smoking bill currently in the National Assembly has joyfully, brought unto the front burner the issue of tobacco smoking and its health implications. The bill, which has gone through second reading in the Senate, seeks for an act to regulate and control the production, sale, advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products in the country. This, certainly, is long overdue. While the spirited resistance of the tobacco companies is a major impediment, government should not succumb to blackmail from such entrenched interests.

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