Groups hail Nigerian govt’s gazette of tobacco control regulations

Tobacco control advocacy groups, the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have hailed the Federal Government for the gazette of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Regulations 2019.

In a statement Wednesday, the groups said although it took long in coming, the move is a “right step in the right direction.”

“This development is welcome,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, ERA/FoEN deputy executive director.

“Now that a comprehensive legal framework for effective implementation of the NTC Act 2015 has been put in place, we anticipate enforcement will commence to keep the prowling tobacco industry in check.”

The gazette of the NTC Regulations 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Health is the final step that…

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