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FG increases tax on cigarettes price by 30%

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The Federal Government has increased the tax on cigarettes by 30 per cent as part of its control measures against public health.

Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, disclosed this on Tuesday while delivering his remark at the launch of the Tobacco Control Data Initiative Dashboard in Abuja.

A 2012 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), states that 5.6 per cent (4.5 million) Nigerians of 15 years and older currently use tobacco products.

Mamora said about 3.9 per cent (3.1 million) of this figure are smokers in Nigeria today.

“With effect from 1st June 2022, the federal government of Nigeria has commenced implementation of a new three-year tobacco tax regime, which will end in 2024,” Mamora said. “This new regime increased the Ad-Valorem tax rate from 20% to 30%.”

Mamora also stated that as part of its pro-health tax, the price for a pack of 20 cigarettes will be increased from N58 to N8 while shisha will be taxed ₦3,000 per litre.

“In addition to the 30% ad-valorem, a specific excise rate has been increased from ₦58 to ₦84 per pack of 20 sticks of cigarette, and this will further be increased to ₦94 per pack in 2023; and then ₦104 per pack in 2024,” Mamora said.

“Also, Shisha is now taxed at the rate of ₦3,000 per litre and ₦1,000 per kilogram and this will be increased yearly by ₦500,”

“This pro-health tax is an effective public health control measure against behavioural risk factors.”

The minister said the result also found high and significant exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) during visits to public places with the prevalence of 82 per cent in bars or nightclubs, 36.3 per cent in coffee shops, 22.3 per cent in universities and 29.3 per cent in restaurants.

“The Tobacco Atlas 6th edition estimates that more than 26,800 annual deaths occur from tobacco-related diseases in Nigeria,” Mamora said.

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7 Signs Of Kidney Failure And How To Overcome Them

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As important as the kidney is to our health, we often neglect it due to the foods we eat and the lack of attention we pay to it when symptoms of renal failure first show. According to WebMD, one of the reasons we may have overlooked these symptoms is because we were not aware of the numerous signs and symptoms of renal failure, which this article can illuminate for us.

 

The significance of kidney health and how to maintain it have previously been highlighted in one of my articles. Controlling blood pressure, promoting red blood cell production, filtering the blood, and removing waste materials are all functions of the kidney.

As a result of kidney damage, the kidney’s role in the body is diminished, resulting in the following symptoms:

The inability to eat

Having kidney failure might cause an inability to eat or an under-resourcement of the body. Staying hydrated and getting enough sleep are the best ways to avoid weight gain.

The feeling of exhaustion.

A decrease in the formation of red blood cells (which carry oxygen throughout the body) due to kidney failure may cause fatigue, decreased stamina, or dizziness. Consume a lot of water, apples, and no alcohol or caffeine in order to avoid this.

3. Urinary discomfort

Cut back on sugar and salt to see if that helps ease urinary discomfort. Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges should be consumed in addition to painkillers. If the discomfort persists, seek medical attention.

4. Inability to get enough rest

When the kidneys fail, patients may find it difficult to sleep. If this is the case, make sure you drink plenty of water, avoid caffeinated beverages, get plenty of exercise, keep your bedroom tidy, and eat a healthy meal around three to four hours before you go to bed.

5. Swelling of any part of the body(like feet, arm, hand, etc)

Parts including the hands, legs and face may begin to enlarge because of fluid accumulation in the body. Failure of the kidneys may prevent the excretion of fluid. You can address it by exercising, taking vitamin C supplements, drinking more water, and seeing a doctor.

6. Back pain

In some cases, back or lower ribcage pain may be reported as a result of kidney disease. See a doctor if you observe anything like this.

7. Blood in urine

It is possible for blood to be expelled from the body if the kidneys are damaged. As a result, if you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to stay hydrated and consult with a physician right away.

Writer’s advice:

If you notice any of the following symptoms, take the required steps to avoid kidney damage that could lead to a variety of ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and so on.

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5 Habits That Can Hurt Your Sex Life

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According to the website “Webmd.com,” the ability to make and sustain love is one of the most important factors in a happy and healthy marriage. However, because it is so open to interpretation, a great number of marriages are experiencing difficulties of one kind or another that are connected to their sexual lives. However, some study has shown that there are several bad habits that people acquire that cause them to become victims of erectile dysfunction and impotence. These bad habits include: The following according to WebMD and Healthline here are some bad habits that can affect your romantic and sexual life.

 

Consuming Excessive Amounts of Salt

Consuming these foods causes the body to be loaded with an excessive amount of refined carbs, sugars, and saturated and trans fats, all of which can decrease blood flow and have an effect on performance during intimate encounters.

Constant and Prolonged Exposition to Stress

When the body is exposed to stress hormones for an extended period of time, both the ability and desire to engage in sexual activity are negatively impacted. Nevertheless, it is essential to schedule time for stress relief activities such as going for a walk, doing yoga, or watching a movie that you enjoy.

Cigarette smoking There is a lengthy number of negative impacts that smoking has on health, one of which is a diminished desire to engage in sexual activity. It is recommended that you talk to your doctor about discovering strategies to assist you quit smoking because the chemicals in tobacco can interfere with blood flow, which in turn can cause problems with intercourse life, especially in men. If you are a man, this can be more problematic.

Not Sleeping Well

A lack of sleep may cause a person to lose their feelings for intimacy, as one study indicated that women who had more sleep had better intercourse. If a person is not receiving enough sleep, they may lose their feelings for intimacy.

Not Paying Attention To Weight

If you are overweight, you should address the issue and make an effort to lose weight. Doing so can help improve your intimacy, which is especially important to keep in mind if the person in question is a guy and not a woman. According to the findings of a new study, men who have a bigger waist circumference are at a greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction than are men who have a slimmer belly. Everyone ought to make a mental note of these considerations.

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ADRON LAUNCHES FREE HEALTH FESTIVAL

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Adron Homes and Properties, a leading player in real estate presents Adron Health Festival.

 

In commemoration of her tenth anniversary, the company has decided to embark on giving back to the general public in retrospect of the goodwill the company has continued to enjoy over the years.

 

In a Press release by the company’s Director-General of Sales and Marketing, Mrs Folashade Oloruntoba today at the company’s head office in Lagos she said, “Adron Homes and Properties is poised at extending her hands of gratitude to the general public for the support we have continued to enjoy over the years, and the confidence the public has bestowed in us as their first choice in housing solution”.

 

She continued “Adron Homes thought it wise to extend health care to the nooks and crannies of the country, understanding the importance of health, because as the great wise saying goes, Health is wealth. We have decided to host a mega health outreach tagged ADRON HEALTH FESTIVAL’’.

 

The general public will have access to basic health checks and services at the event since we firmly believe that investing in one’s health means investing in one’s future.

 

Oloruntoba further added “We are urging the general public to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain free health care, as we will be easily accessible in numerous sites around the country, including the well-known Brent Mall, Apata Ibadan, and Jericho Mall, Oyo State” Oloruntoba continued.

 

 

Other locations include Ifo Market Sagamu in Ogun State will host the Adron Health Festival.

The Sabo Market Sagamu will serve as the location in Osun State.

 

 

Lagos locations include Agege Market, Idumota Market, and Ojodu Berger at the Oando gas station, and Ketu roundabout.

 

 

UTC Market, Area 10, and Maraba Market are the locations in Abuja, respectively.

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