Report estimates 25,000 children smoke in Nigeria

A report published by the Tobacco Free Nigeria Campaign has estimated that 25,000 children aged between 10 and 14 use tobacco products daily. The report follows recent surveys suggesting that one in four tobacco vendors in Nigeria would sell tobacco products to children despite regulations stipulating a minimum age of 18 for purchase of cigarettes. The report suggests that existing laws are sufficient to prevent child use of tobacco products, but that those laws are not routinely implemented.