FG to clamp down on selling of cigarettes to minors 1

FG to clamp down on selling of cigarettes to minors

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FG to clamp down on selling of cigarettes to minors 2

In a similar development, the Federal Government says it will soon clamp down on those who sell cigarettes and flavored tobacco product, also known as shisha to minors.

The Nigerian Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in partnership with the Tobacco Control Alliance, a network of civil society organisations, researchers and professionals in charge of tobacco control and public health in Nigeria, made the announcement in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital on Tuesday.

The Programme Coordinator, Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance, Oluseun Esan, explained that, the National Tobacco Control Act of 2015 states that flavoured tobacco products should not be sold in Nigeria.

The acting Zonal Coordinator, South-South, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Johnson Ossy, said the enforcement would begin by arresting defaulting retailers.

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