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Tobacco Induced Diseases

, 10:8

First Online: 19 June 2012Received: 10 May 2012Accepted: 08 June 2012DOI: 10.1186-1617-9625-10-8

Cite this article as: Agaku, I., Akinyele, A. & Oluwafemi, A. Tob. Induced Dis. 2012 10: 8. doi:10.1186-1617-9625-10-8


Major strides towards national tobacco control have been made since Nigeria became signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control FCTC in June 2004. The Nigerian senate passed a bill on March 15, 2011 which is expected to be signed into law shortly, to regulate and control production, manufacture, sale, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco or tobacco products. This paper highlights how the proposed tobacco control law provides a unique opportunity to domesticate the WHO FCTC, expand on smokeless tobacco regulation and develop a science base to improve tobacco control measures in Nigeria.

KeywordsPolicy Cigarettes Tobacco Smokeless Bans Product appeal Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1617-9625-10-8 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Israel Agaku - Adisa Akinyele - Akinbode Oluwafemi



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