Law | Smoking In Public In Nigeria Results In Jail Time

The global push to ban smoking continues with the Senate in Nigeria passing the Tobacco Control Bill of 2015. While cigar smoking is virtually nonexistent in the African nation, it is worth noting that smoking in pubic will result in six months imprisonment.

The Senate did acknowledge however that if tobacco regulation became excessive it would result in the closing of shops. The Senate went on to add that it wouldn’t stop people from smoking and it would create a black market. Smugglers would result in the transferring jobs and revenue out of the country.




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