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  • FG goes tough on smoking of shisha in public, orders police to arrest culprits

    The Nigerian government, on Monday, June 4, declared the banning of the use of flavoured tobacco, especially shisha, in public places. Minister Isaac Adewole directed security agencies to arrest anyone found inhaling the substance. NAIJ.com learnt that Adewole, a professor and health minister, made the announcement in Abuja at an event organised to mark the 2018 World No Tobacco Day celebration in Nigeria. According to the minister, Nigeria loses $800 million annually to stroke, heart disease and diabetes with a projected accumulated loss of $7.6 billion to tobacco in 2015. The New Telegraph quoted Adewole as saying that evidence had shown that for every $1 gain from tobacco business about $3 was expended on healthcare cost.


    Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1173362-breakin...s.html#1173362
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