Thursday, 11 August 2016

FG Committed To Anti-Tobacco Campaign— Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) speaking at the Presidential Villa while receiving leaders of anti-tobacco NGO groups in the country, reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the reduction of tobacco use among citizens, particularly exposure of underage children to smoking.

The Vice President lamented inadequate information about the dangers of smoking “which has made it difficult to convince many to quit the dangerous habit.”

Osinbajo said, “we need the public behind us in this engagement. We need to change the public perception that smoking is a matter of choice. We also need to be more creative in passing our messages and in developing policies.”

While lamenting tobacco products “proliferation” in the country, Professor Osinbajo hinted that government would be exploring strategies on how to reduce tobacco consumption.

“The Presidency will give every support that is needed to ensure that tobacco control laws and policies are effectively implemented in Nigeria,” he assured.

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