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Tobacco Control in Sierra Leone: My Take

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Tobacco Control in Sierra Leone: My Take

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As the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation is about to process the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA), which to be implemented on the basis of this National Tobacco Control Strategy among other documents, it is obvious that the law will be a milestone towards protecting present and future generations from the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco consumption.

Tobacco consumers are dying slowly because they cannot afford the cost of treatment and that is imposing an economic burden on individuals and society as a whole.

Tobacco use can aggravates poverty at household level and its production can cause irreversible damage to environment. To prevent all these risks, there should be more commitment by the government of Sierra Leone and Ministry of Health and Sanitation to enforce the law on tobacco consumption and importation in the country.

In bringing down the curtain, credit the National Tobacco Control Strategy 2012-2016.

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