News - tobacco

Medical Experts Trace 16,000 Deaths In Nigeria To Tobacco Yearly

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Professors of paediatrics in Nigeria say babies are the highest sufferers of second-hand smoking resulting in deaths.

Kwara Muslim Students Kick Over Renewal Of Tobacco Import Licence

1 month ago /
Health 

The Kwara state chapter of the coalition of Muslim students and youths of Nigeria have kicked against the renewal of the import license of a tobacco producing factory located in a university community in the state capital, Ilorin.

House Of Reps Recommends N50 Million Licence Fee For Importers Of Tobacco

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has recommended a license fee of N50 million to be paid by importers of tobacco products.

House of Reps To Investigate Proposed Upward Review Of Tobacco, Alcoholic Tax

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has asked its committee on finance to conduct an investigative hearing on the need for an upward review of the tax policy on tobacco and alcoholic beverages

Health Minister Advocates Multi-Sectorial Approach To Curbing Non-Communicable Diseases

5 months ago /
Nation 

The minister of health Professor Isaac Adewole wants Nigerians to take urgent steps to curb the spread of non-communicable diseases in the country.

Adeosun, The Economy And NYSC Saga

9 months ago /
Nation 

The confusion which trailed the news of the resignation of the Minister Of Finance Kemi Adeosun eventually came to an end on Friday evening as the presidency confirmed receipt and acceptance of her resignation

U.S. Threatens More Sanctions On Turkey

10 months ago /

A court refused to release Brunson, and the Government in Ankara increased tariffs on imports from the US of cars, alcoholic drinks and leaf tobacco - and the lira recovered slightly.

F.G. To Review Beverage Tariff Increase

12 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government says there is need to review the newly introduced 500 percent excise duty on locally produced alcoholic beverages.

Nigeria Increases Taxes On Cigarette, Alcohol

1 year ago /
Nation 

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and cigarette earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from today, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said.

CSOs Ask Govt To Increase Tobacco Tax

1 year ago /
Nation 

A coalition of civil society groups has urged the Nigerian government to increase tax on tobacco to stop its harmful effect on the health of Nigerians.

Enforcing Laws Against Tobacco In Nigeria

1 year ago /
Nation 

To prevent millions of people from falling ill or dying from tobacco-related diseases, several attempts have been made in nigeria to control the sales, marketing and consumption of tobacco products.

Nigeria Ratifies Tobacco Control Protocol

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has joined thirty four other countries of the World in ratifying a global protocol for the control of tobacco 

CSOs Seek Increase In Tobacco Taxes

1 year ago /
Nation 

Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, have called on the Nigerian Government to show leadership in Africa and significantly increase taxes on tobacco to reduce consumption especially among youths in the country.

Campaign Against Public Smoking

1 year ago /
Health 

The nigerian government has been asked to sanction the consumption and sale of tobacco products at public places.  

IMF Asks Govt To Eliminate Tax Holidays

1 year ago /
Business and Economy  

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked government to implement a reform to phase out tax holidays and increase taxes imposed on tobacco and alcohol. The IMF resident representative in Nigeria, Mr Amine Mati, said this at a forum in Lagos at the weekend. Mati is also seeking the reduction of interest...

Rock Star, Tom Petty Dies At 66

1 year ago /
Entertainment 

Rock star,  Tom Petty, 66, has been reported to have died of cardiac arrest by his manager, Tony Dimitriades. Petty, who sold 80 million records, passed away on Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then retracted premature news of his...

Senate Investigates Missing Custom Duty

1 year ago /
Nation 

The threat by the senate committee on customs to arrest some companies accused of complicity in the loss of about 30 trillion naira in the import-export value chain seems to be yielding results as 11 of 33 companies that appeared before the committee. After a closed door session, the chairman of...

Minister Of Health Call For The Full Implementation Of The National Tobacco Act

1 year ago /
Health 

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole has called for the full implementation of the national tobacco act as part of efforts to reduce the rising prevalence of tobacco related diseases. At a sensitization workshop for members of law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Monday, the minister said the active involvement of...

#WorldCancerDay: Facts You Need To Know About Cancer

3 years ago /
Health 

Today is World Cancer Day and people and organizations all over the world have joined in an awareness campaign to enlighten the general public about all the facts surrounding cancer. According to a report by World Health Organization, W.H.O, cancer is among the leading causes of diseases and death worldwide, with...

Inflation Rate Edged To 9.3 % In August - NBS

3 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday said that inflation rate edged higher to 9.3 per cent in August, compared to the 9.2 per cent rate in July. This is contained in August 2015 Consumer Price Index (CPI) issued from the NBS in Abuja. Report says that CPI measures the average...


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