Minister Promises Stricter Control Measures For Tobacco
The minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunsho, has assured tobacco advocacy community groups that his office would do all in its power to ensure that stricter laws regulating the consumption of tobacco in the country and the degree of exposure for children.
Speaking when he was paid a courtesy visit by a group campaigning for tobacco-free children, Tobacco Control Community Advocacy on Tuesday, Folorunsho promised that his office would get the Legislature to do anything to make our people stop smoking.
“I want to thank the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for this meeting. This meeting is important, because I have personal and official reasons for fighting tobacco and will do anything to make our people stop smoking.
“Among measures we are considering, we have to look for a way to tax tobacco. When taxes make the prices of tobacco high, those who still want to smoke will have to work hard to be able to pay for it. We must be prepared for this battle, because it is a battle for the long haul.”
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