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Tobacco control in Nigeria- policy recommendations
 
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Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative (ATCRI), Plot 397B, George Crescent, Agbalajobi Estate, off Wempco Road, Lagos, Nigeria
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Department of Oral Pathology, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Israel T. Agaku   

Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative (ATCRI), Plot 397B, George Crescent, Agbalajobi Estate, off Wempco Road, Lagos, Nigeria
Publish date: 2012-06-19
 
Tobacco Induced Diseases 2012;10(June):8
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Major strides towards national tobacco control have been made since Nigeria became signatory to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in June 2004. The Nigerian senate passed a bill on March 15, 2011 which is expected to be signed into law shortly, to regulate and control production, manufacture, sale, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco or tobacco products. This paper highlights how the proposed tobacco control law provides a unique opportunity to domesticate the WHO FCTC, expand on smokeless tobacco regulation and develop a science base to improve tobacco control measures in Nigeria.
 
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Predictors and Patterns of Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adolescents in 32 Countries, 2007–2011
Israel T. Agaku, Olalekan A. Ayo-Yusuf, Constantine I. Vardavas, Gregory Connolly
Journal of Adolescent Health
 
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Smoke-Free Workplaces Are Associated with Protection from Second-Hand Smoke at Homes in Nigeria: Evidence for Population-Level Decisions
Dorota Kaleta, Kinga Polanska, Bukola Usidame
BioMed Research International
 
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Can brewer-sponsored “drink responsibly” warning message be effective without alcohol policies in Nigeria?
Emeka W. Dumbili
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
 
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A review of substance use among secondary school students in Nigeria: Implications for policies
Emeka W. Dumbili
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
 
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Assessment of the use of different forms of tobacco products among Nigerian adults: Implications for tobacco control policy
Nene Okunna
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
 
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Awareness and attitude to the law banning smoking in public places in Osun State, Nigeria
Samuel Olowookere, Ebenezer Adepoju, Olalere Gbolahan
Tobacco Induced Diseases
 
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Use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes among Nigerian youths: implications for tobacco control policies in Africa
I. T. Agaku, H. R. Alpert, C. I. Vardavas, A. O. Adisa, G. N. Connolly
Journal of Substance Use
 
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Neuroscience in Nigeria: the past, the present and the future
Wasiu Gbolahan Balogun, Ansa Emmanuel Cobham, Abdulbasit Amin
Metabolic Brain Disease
 
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Analysis of tobacco control policies in Nigeria: historical development and application of multi-sectoral action
Oladimeji Oladepo, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Opeyemi Abiona
BMC Public Health
 
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The prevalence and associated factors of non-communicable disease risk factors among civil servants in Ibadan, Nigeria
Abisola T. Olawuyi, Ikeola A. Adeoye, Adewale L. Oyeyemi
PLOS ONE
 
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Influence of the WHO framework convention on tobacco control on tobacco legislation and policies in sub-Saharan Africa
Jennifer P. Wisdom, Pamela Juma, Beatrice Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Felix Assah, Misheck Nkhata, Shukri F. Mohamed, Oladepo Oladimeji, Opeyemi Oladunni, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Saliyou Sanni, Jean-Claude Mbanya, Catherine Kyobutungi
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Catherine O Egbe, Stella A Bialous, Stanton Glantz
Nicotine & Tobacco Research
 
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