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Nigerians between the ages of 15 and 49 used tobacco in 2018.
Premature deaths could have been prevented if Nigeria had met the ECOWAS tax directive.
Treating diseases caused by tobacco is estimated to have cost ₦526.4 billion in 2019, which is nearly one tenth of all healthcare costs in Nigeria.
28 out of 80 Countries (2021)
Nigeria’s performance got worse in the 2021 survey showing that the tobacco industry is intensifying its interference despite Nigeria’s tobacco control legislation and efforts.
The illicit trade share in Nigeria is around 25%, which means that Nigeria lost about N1.5 billion in 2017– based on estimates.
In the TCDI Nigeria shisha study the odds of being a current shisha smoker was six times higher among those who smoked cigarettes than those who did not.
The tobacco industry has deep pockets, but when you decentralize tobacco control they cannot fight all the states and governments at the same time, so [they] become weaker when tobacco control moves closer to people. The best way to address and prevent tobacco use is not to concentrate all your fight with the central government. The tobacco industry cannot fight against thousands of local governments.
(Academic) – TCDI Nigeria Assessment Mission
If 20% of the market in Nigeria is being held by counterfeiters and illicit cigarette dealers, then it would mean that Nigeria lost about N1.5 billion in 2017– based on estimates.
Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA)
I have been seeing some guidelines about tobacco but I have never seen any guidelines about shisha. Like in tobacco you know, we also see it on the packet and posters that smokers are liable to die young and I have never seen any in shisha, that’s what makes me want to continue to be taking shisha.
Adamawa Male 30 High SES Urban
7 million of the deaths are a result of direct tobacco use while 1.2 million are a result of Second-hand smoke SHS.
Global burden of disease study 2019
While tobacco consumption globally is decreasing, by 2030 the number of smokers in Africa is anticipated to rise by nearly 40% from 2010 levels. This is the largest expected increase in the world.
Africa’s Tobacco Epidemic, Tobacco Tactics
A key challenge here is the huge cost of funding these various [tobacco control] measures. Again, this is where the tobacco taxation represents a win-win measure. By a conservative estimate, government stands to raise about NGN67 billion through the modest tobacco tax implemented in 2018 and even much more with higher taxes. This will in part constitute the funding for tobacco control measures, while other national priorities are also addressed.
Center for the Studies of Economies of Africa (CSEA)
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