We Will Ensure Stricter Control Measures For Tobacco In The Country - Folorunsho
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.
He made this statement when he was paid a courtesy visit by Tobacco
Control Community Advocacy, a group campaigning for tobacco-free children, on
Tuesday. Folorunsho promised that his office would get the Legislature to do
anything to make our people stop smoking.
He said “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.”