Tobacco Smoking Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… The public should be well informed of the dangers associated with smoking and the need to reduce consumption. The communities should be well involved in the planning and various means of conveying these messages across must be socially and culturally acceptable and assessible. These include peer groups, community groups, mass media anti smoking campaigns and youth awareness programs. There should be warning labels covering at least 50% of cigarette packs and also pictograms to get smokers well informed of the risk involved. * Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
This is very cost effective and will require endorsing a bill by the government and providing strict penalties as to this regard. It will aid in reducing early initiation in tobacco smoking and societal acceptance. Several attempts have been made by the Nigerian government to implement these actions, but it is clear that a strong political will and commitment is highly needed. The onus is on the health professionals to lobby policy makers to prioritize their actions in this regard. * Raising taxes on
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