Saturday, 24 June 2017

Nigerian Minister of health, Isaac Adewole wants tobacco law that bans smoking in bars and restaurants to be enforced




Nigerian Minister of health, Isaac Adewole wants tobacco law that bans smoking in bars and restaurants to be enforced

The Nigeria's minister of health, Isaac Adewole, has written to the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Nigeria Police Force on depth of the enforcement of the 2015 National Tobacco Control Act.
In the letter, Mr. Adewole requested for their collaboration in the enforcement of the put it on saying:
'It has become imperative to strengthen our collaborative efforts and to urgently begin implementing and enforcing the provisions of the NTC Act 2015 in order to protect and pay for the health of the citizens'.

The National Tobacco Control Act that was signed into play a role in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan stipulates the in the look of;

1. Prohibition of the sale of tobacco products to and by anyone knocked out age 18.

2. Ban of sale of cigarettes in single sticks; cigarettes must be sold in packs of 20 sticks single-handedly.

3. Smokeless tobacco shall be sold in a minimum of a pack of 30 grammes.

4. Ban of sale or have enough allocation for sale or distribution of tobacco or tobacco products through mail, internet, or new online devices.

5. Prohibition of interference of tobacco industry in public health and connected issues.

6. Prohibition of smoking in anywhere upon the premises of a child care adroitness, scholastic faculty, and healthcare facility. Other prohibited for smoking adjoin playgrounds, amusement parks, plazas, public parks, stadia, public transport, restaurants bar, and new public buildup spaces.

7. Prosecution of owner or governor of any of the places listed above who permits, encourages or fails to decrease smoking in the above listed places.

8. Prohibition of tobacco advertising, publicity and backing of any to hand.

9. Compliance gone specified standards for content as set out by Standards Organization of Nigeria.





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