Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of diseases and premature deaths. It is a prime factor in heart diseases, stroke and chronic lung diseases. It causes cancer of the lungs, larynx, oesophagus, mouth and bladder, and it contributes to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. At least 25% of all deaths from heart diseases and about 75% of the world’s chronic bronchitis are related to smoking.
This booklet has amply established that smoking is very dangerous to health and is the single largest preventable cause of diseases and premature deaths. Therefore, the Nigerian Federal Government should amend the existing Tobacco Smoking Control Law of 1990 (that was never enforced for 18 years!) in order to ban the production, sales and consumption of tobacco products. Let the Leaders remember that they have the responsibility to do so, as they will account to Allah for all their deeds as leaders, including how they safeguarded the health of their citizens!
Before the ineffective Tobacco Smoking Control Law of 1990 is duly amended by the National Assembly, Leaders in “Shari’ah States” should enact State Laws banning tobacco production, sales and consumption as the illegality of tobacco consumption based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah has been amply established in this booklet