Federal Government has been lauded by the Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), a non governmental organisation its plan to increase tobacco tax.
Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation on Sunday in Lagos.
According to him, the increase will go a long way to save Nigerians from direct and secondhand smoking which have harmful health effects.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said that the government might increase the tax on tobacco.
Adewole made the statement while responding to questions from journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
According to the minister, the increase will be part of deliberate measures to check abuse and prevent smuggling of tobacco products into the country.