News - tobacco

Nigeria Increases Taxes On Cigarette, Alcohol

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

2 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

2 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...

U.S. FDA Commissioner To Stand Down After Six Years

3 years ago /
International News 

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine, disease control and drug approvals, is stepping down, according to a person briefed on the matter. The White House...

UN Urges Action Against Lifestyle Diseases

3 years ago /
Health 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said the number of avoidable deaths from lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes climbed to 16 million in 2012 and urged governments to reverse the trend. The UN health agency said in the latest available global data that the number had risen from 14.6 million...

 

Floods In Mozambique Force Thousands To Flee Homes

3 years ago /
International News 

At least 75,000 people fled their homes because of flooding in Malawi that has claimed 48 lives, washed away bridges and submerged farmland. The United Nations said about 1,000 people were taken to safety yesterday as rescue efforts were aided by boats from the Malawi Defence Force and better weather. More...

Arsène Wenger: I Used To Sell Cigarettes, Says Arsenal Manager

3 years ago /
Sports  

Arsène Wenger used to sell cigarettes in his younger days. The confession came as he elaborated on how smoking has changed from being commonplace to peripheral – and how perceptions of its effects have altered, particularly in the world of sport. With much of his childhood spent in the village bar...

16 Cancer Causing Foods You Should Avoid!

3 years ago /
Health 

When your parents were young, no one was concerned about foods that cause cancer. The research was very young at the time, but there were also far less processed foods on the market. People ate healthier and more pure foods, because that was what was available to them. Today, it seems...

It's Pointless For F1 To A Chase A New Younger Audience - Bernie Ecclestone

3 years ago /
Sports  

Bernie Ecclestone believes it is pointless for Formula 1 to chase a new younger audience of fans as the sport’s blue-chip sponsor roster is a bad fit for such a target market. In a wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific magazine, Ecclestone was quizzed on some of the off-track issues that have...

 

FG Achieves 40.9% Reduction In Under 5 Mortality Rate In 2 Years - Health Minister

3 years ago /
Health 

The Federal Government has achieved 40.9 per cent reduction in the under five mortality rate in the country between  2011 and 2013. The Minister of Health, Dr Khaliru Al-Hassan, disclosed this while presenting the ministry’s score card in the last four years at a four-day Public Affairs Forum on Monday in...

US Tobacco Giant Reynolds Bans Smoking In Its Offices

3 years ago /
International News 

The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms. The manufacturer of Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes said starting from January 1, 2015 smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes in conference rooms and elevators...


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