Stop the Sale of Tobacco to Nigerian Kids
National Assembly: Don’t Wait, Regulate
Over 25000 Nigerian children (between 10-14 years old) smoke cigarettes daily. This means more than 17 Children smoke every one minute. Laws that are meant to protect children under the age of 18 from obtaining cigarettes and other tobacco products are not being enforced. At least one out of every four sellers of tobacco products sell to children. Likewise, these vendors also freely sell cigarettes in single sticks – in violation of the law – and without the stipulated repercussions. This makes it possible for poor people and also children to afford cigarettes easily, thereby leaving them vulnerable to its devastating consequences.