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Tobacco Taxation Policy Dialogue

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) with support from the Knowledge to Policy Center (K2P) of the American University Beirut convened key stakeholders from the tobacco control space on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the National policy dialogue on ‘Promoting Effective Tobacco Taxation System in Nigeria’.
This program is part of the K2P mentorship program of the AUB-Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center. The dialogue featured a presentation from the CSEA project team followed by deliberations among stakeholders on tobacco taxation in Nigeria. Highlights from Nigeria’s scorecard on tobacco tax implementation indicated a weak taxation system.

The event concluded with a plenary session where actionable steps and recommendations for the improvement of strategies for tobacco control in Nigeria were proposed.
They include-

  • Collaboration between government agencies and CSOs 
  • Partnership with research institutions/universities
  • Consumer sensitization.