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Jonathan signs tobacco control bill, 5 others into law

28 May 2015, 17:16

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has signed the tobacco control bill and five others passed by the National Assembly into law, Vanguard reports.

A spokesman for the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, confirmed the development to reporters.

He said other bills signed into law include the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Act 2015; Equipment and Leasing Bill 2015; AMCON (Amendment) Bill 2015; Standards Organisation of Nigeria Bill 2015 and the National Sugar Development (Amendment) Bill 2015.

Also read: Jonathan signs bills into law

The Tobacco Control Act 2015 repeals the Tobacco Smoking (Control) Act, Cap.t6, LFN 2004 enacted in 1990 and amended years later.

The Act will ensure effective regulation and control of production, manufacture, sale, labelling, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco and tobacco products in Nigeria.

It will also ensure balance between economic consideration and health implications of tobacco manufacture, use and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, among other things.

Read more at Vanguard

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