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FG Vows To End Tobacco Smoking Among Children In Nigeria

The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to tackle tobacco use by children in Nigeria.

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The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to tackle tobacco use by children in Nigeria.

VerseNews reports that the Minister of Youth and Development, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, said this on Friday when she received the Regional Director, Tobacco Control Programme Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids, Ms. Bintou Camara, in her office in Abuja.

Ibrahim said that tobacco smoking among children was a big challenge facing the country.

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The minister said Nigeria needs to partner and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to educate Nigerians to understand the health implications of tobacco smoking among young people.

“We will focus on adolescent health. It is the area we need to be proactive in putting mechanisms in place to achieve a preventive approach to tobacco smoking among kids.

“We must work with the act that bans tobacco smoking in public places especially to prevent secondhand smoke,” she said.

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