Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Parliament-proposes-reversal-of-speed-limit-laws-near-schools

By | 2015-02-24T12:56:51+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

By Kibiwott Koross, NAIROBI KENYA: A parliamentary committee has proposed a reversal of traffic rules that aimed to curb road carnage near schools. The Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2014 states that too many of our children are being killed or maimed as they travel to and from school because roads are too dangerous and had proposed [...]

Policy Brief: Tobacco Taxes in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:31+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Legislative Digest, Policy Briefs, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The most effective way to decrease tobacco use is to increase the price of tobacco products through tax increases. Higher tobacco prices encourage smokers to quit and prevent youth from starting to smoke. Download Full PDF

SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TOBACCO CONTROL IN KENYA:REPORT OF THE FULL ANALYSIS

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:31+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The justification to carry out the survey arose from the belief that the Tobacco Act 2007 is only observed in government buildings and some workplaces and that the ban is largely being flouted in entertainment spots including bars, hotels, restaurants, casinos, recreational facilities like local movie theatres within residential estates, and public transport in terms of drivers and [...]

Situational Analysis of Tobacco Control in Kenya:Report of the Baseline Assessment

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths globally. In 2002, tobacco killed 4.9 million people, 50% coming from developing countries. This is an average of one death every 6 seconds. It is estimated that by the year 2020, the tobacco death toll will reach 10 million with more than 70% of these deaths in developing countries (Mckay [...]

Turning off the ‘TAPS’: Strategies to Control tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Advertising is the attempt by owners of goods and services to persuade current and potential consumers to continue or start purchasing. The intention of advertisers is, therefore, to portray products in ways that will maximize their desirability to potential consumers. Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship is one of the key marketing strategies that Companies employ in order to increase consumer [...]

SHADOW REPORT ON THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL (FCTC) IN KENYA

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco cultivation was introduced in 1907 in Kenya and since then, trade in tobacco has grown immensely. This can be attributed to various issues including advertising, marketing and promotion of tobacco products. Currently, it is grown by about 20,000 small scale farmers on about 15,000 hectares of land majorly in Nyanza and Western Province and some parts of Central and Eastern Provinces. The [...]

Situational Analysis of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Illicit trade in tobacco products imposed social costs in various forms. First the increased health expenditures driven by non-insured tobacco users as well as non-users whose health expenditures are attributable to second-hand smoking . Second the loss of government revenue through tax evasion and counterfeiting of tax stamps; and diversion of government resources. Third the illicit trade in [...]

WCTOH 2015,16th WCTOH Conference 17 – 21 March 2015 / UAE, Abu Dhabi

By | 2015-02-16T10:29:52+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Notices, Tobacco Control|

Event Description WCTOH 2015, 16th WCTOH Conference is starting on 17 March, 2015 and ending on 21 March, 2015. The Conference is going to be located at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre. There is an chance to uncover the newest improvements in Medical, Bacteriology, Immunology, Respiratory, Lung Health, Health, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at [...]

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