Nigeria's smoking problem worsening

Young people say they are being lured into smoking not by slick advertisements but by peer pressure.

    Many Nigerians have little doubt about the enormous influence of tobacco companies. But  more and more young people say they are being lured into smoking not by slick advertisements but by peer pressure and the desire to 'belong'.

    With a pack of cigarettes costing about a dollar, experts see the problem worsening unless government acts quickly and decisively.

    Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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