The fight against underage smoking in public places is being taken up by FCCPC

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To combat the harms of underage and public smoking, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has begun holding advocacy events in schools and town halls.

This disclosure was revealed by Adamu Abdullahi, the acting Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC, during a Thursday visit to Dauda Biu, the Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in Abuja.

Efforts will be taken to deter schoolchildren from partaking in smoking during the advocacy, Abdullahi said, by sensitizing Nigerians to the scourge of public and underage smoking.

Additionally, he announced the creation of a help desk just for youths seeking support in quitting smoking.

Our lobbying campaign, titled “Don’t burn your future,” began in early January. We have begun branding buses in Abuja and Lagos with the phrase “Don’t burn your future” and the marketing has begun to go out.

To raise awareness about the risks of smoking in public and among minors, we intend to increase the number of town hall meetings and advocacy events held in schools and other public venues. Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government has proposed all of these ideas. He also promised that the events would take place throughout the next 18 months.

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