Tightening the Loose Ends to Nigeria's Tobacco Laws

It was only in June 2018 that the draft regulations developed by the federal Ministry of Health were finally approved by the federal executive council and sent to the National Assembly in January 2019 for approval. However, the slow pace of work at the National Assembly have fueled suspicions in some quarters that the tobacco industry may be involved in intense lobbying aimed at frustrating the process to ensure it is not approved by the outgoing 8th National Assembly, writes Emmanuel Odinaka for Leadership.

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