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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-204

Curbing Tobacco Smoking among Nigerian Women

BILHAH ISHIOMA ONWUMAH, B.AGRIC, TOBACCO ERADICATION, NIGERIAN WOMEN AGAINST TOBACCO, 6 AFIA EZE ROAD KWALE, UTAGBA OGBE KWALE, DELTA STATE, 322101, Nigeria

Objective: There is no doubt that tobacco smoking kills five million people every year, and the number will rise to ten million by the year 2030. Seventy percent of these death occurs in developing countries . Sixteen percent of Nigeria adult population are smokers, women constitute four percent and these numbers tend to increase if unchecked.

Methods: Currently my organization have been engaging in public englightenment campaign through the mass media- television, radio, Newspaper. to educate Nigerian women on the hazards of Tobacco smoking to their health. We have been engaging in talk shows in university campuses and Secondary Schools on the health implications of tobacco consumption.

Results: Our activities are aimed at drastically reducing tobacco consumption among Nigerian women.



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