The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health, has launched a campaign to ban smoking in 9 public places across the country.
In a communiqué, the ministry said according to Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 2015, once convicted, offenders are liable to a fine of at least N50, 000 and/or six months’ imprisonment.
Tagged the Clean Air Campaign, the ministry said the law would henceforth be taken seriously in a bid to protect and promote the citizens’ right to health, life, physical integrity and safety.
To carry out the campaign successfully, the ministry also said it was being supported by the Cancer Society of Nigeria, World Health Organisation, ONE Campaign, Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, Civil Society Organisations and the Tobacco Free Kids based in Washington DC, United States.
Public places where smoking is prohibited by law in Nigeria include:
– child care facilities
– educational facilities
– health care facilities
– playgrounds/amusement parks
– public parks (gardens)
– public transportation parks and
“The Federal Ministry of Health is committed to the fight to ensure a tobacco-free Nigeria, and will in the weeks and months ahead actively collaborate with law enforcement agencies to ensure enforcement of the Act, and with the National Assembly to ensure that necessary supporting regulation is passed.
Drop your comments below, what do you think???
Please follow and like us:
Song of the Week – Taro by STESH
- PR13ST – Dust n Ashes [MP3]
- Video: No Food For Lazy Man – Big Tee (Dir. by Sleem B)
- Nigerians now leaving offices for farms, says Buhari
- Daure David reacts to the issue of fertilizer in Bauchi
- Why I jumped bail, escaped from Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu
- Over 3,000 APC, PRP, NNPP Members Decamp To PDP In Bauchi
- Senate Passes Proceeds Of Crime Bill For Second Reading
- Store Cypher 1 – John Bulason, Mighty Mo, Borre, 2soft
- BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Arrested In UK, Extradited To Nigeria
- Kaura is rebuilding Bauchi at Halftime – Josh Ghani
Album APC Asuu Bauchi Beehive boc BOC Madaki Buhari Burna Boy Cino Wayne Cman Concept Man DJ AB Don't forget to subscribe: https://bit.ly/2Hb8hjx Watch more interesting videos: https://bit.ly/34ogCaw Follow Channels Television On: Facebo EP Gospel INEC Josh Ghani Kalito Kds lemuel knight Mi abaga music shambee stesh