Health minister directs police to arrest people smoking in public

Health minister directs police to arrest people smoking in public

- Isaac Adewole, the health minister, has ordered police to arrest people smoking in public after he announced 9 regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act

- Adewole also wrote to attorney general of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, to enforce provisions of NTCAct 2015 to fine or imprisonment against any smokers caught by the police

Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Nigeria health minister, has written to the police to arrest anybody smoking in public, NAIJ.com gathered this from the minister twitter handle.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that the world marked the World No Tobacco Day.

As part of the commemoration of the day, Isaac Adewole, Nigeria’s Health Minister announced 9 regulations in the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act that would be implemented by the federal government.

The Act which was signed into law in 2015 by former President Goodluck Jonathan aims at reducing Tobacco use in the country.

World Health Organization (WHO) had revealed that tobacco kills over seven million people annually, and is an increasing risk factor in non-communicable (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancers and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease.

Meanwhile, watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of what Nigeria parents say whether they would support their children to join the Nigeria Police Force for obvious reasons:

Source: Naij.com

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