People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- November 4, 2009
An inland state of south-western Nigeria, Osun, has banned smoking in public spaces. The ban carries penalties a three to six months jail term and or fines between N10, 000 to N250, 000 (roughly $US66.00 - $US1650.00).
The ban aims to protect non-smokers from the dangers of tobacco smoke in public places like schools, health centers, sporting areas, court buildings, factories, cinemas, theatres, video houses, disco halls and any other public facilities.
More information, visit the Nigerian Compass website.