Not too long ago, Nigeria celebrated the recent ban on the import and sale of cough syrup with codeine because of the high addiction rate and the dangerous health consequences associated with such addiction. This was a huge step in the right direction.
In that same manner, I hope that the ban on smoking and the sale of cigarettes would be next. Tobacco smoking is the single most important source of preventable morbidity in the world. But sadly, not much has been done to combat the scourge.
Tobacco kills half of its users and non-smokers that are constantly exposed to it.