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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.
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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