Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on the police and all other government agencies to enforce the ban on flavoured tobacco products, including Shisha.
Adewole said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday to mark the 2018 world No-Tobacco Day.
The minister stressed that most of the flavoured tobacco taken were targeted at the youths and were as dangerous as cigarettes. “Let me stress that the ban on tobacco products with characterising flavours is still in place and the ban includes shisha because it has flavour. I, therefore, urge the Consumer Protection Council(CPC) and the law enforcement agencies to intensify arrest of defaulters,” Adewole said.
The Director-General of the CPC, Mr. Babatunde Irukera, present at the meeting, said a committee had been set up to look into the issue of Shisha and that further recommendations would be made soon.