CPC partners ERA, others on tobacco control

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has partnered with the Environmental Rights Action (ERA) to enforce the law on the use of tobacco by consumers.

Director General, CPC, Mr. Babatunde Erukawa, says it is the duty of the council to protect those who are exposed to potential injury by tobacco, hence the need for the control.

Erukawa made the pledge in Abuja when he hosted ERA Deputy Director, Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, and the Sub Regional Co-Ordinator, West Africa, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), Mrs. Hilda Ochefu , in his office.

He says, “We have before now hosted key players in the tobacco industry and had told them that we have to enforce the law while we respect their role in tobacco but would insure CPC’s role in the protection of the consumers.

“It is our duty to protect those that are exposed to potential injury by tobacco and as a result we would partner with you to do this.”

Erukawa further hinted that his organization would convey its findings to the Minister of Trade and Investment who was in the position to address the issue of infrastructure capacity based on the National Tobacco Control Policy.

Earlier, Oluwafemi said the impact of tobacco had not changed over the years


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