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TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCATES STAND ON INCREASED CANCER BURDEN IN KENYA, B.A.T.’s NEW PRODUCTS AND W.H.O LATEST REPORT ON GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC (2019)

By | 2019-07-29T11:08:49+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Press release|

Last week on Thursday, the National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI-K), based at the Ministry of Health, released a report showing the growing cancer burden in Kenya. NCI Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Alfred Karagu, who appeared before National Assembly’s Health Committee chaired by Hon. Sabina Chege, noted that overall, cancer kills 33,000 Kenyans every [...]

Study on Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Tobacco Consumption in Kenya

By | 2019-07-11T23:11:00+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Factsheets, Tobacco Control|

NTA in partnership with Tax Justice Network undertook a research study on "Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Tobacco Consumption in Kenya." The two major objectives of the study were: To review tobacco taxation and consumption in Kenya To analyse the effects on tobacco taxes on tobacco consumption. The findings of this study report will greatly [...]

AFRICAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE (ATCA) JOB OPPORTUNITY – POST OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

By | 2019-06-21T16:04:44+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Careers|

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for the post of Executive Secretary. ABOUT ATCA ATCA is a non-profit and non-political Pan-African network of over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) based in Lomé, Togo, and aims at promoting the health and well-being of the [...]

NEW TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS WELCOME AND TIMELY

By | 2019-06-14T17:18:29+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Press release|

NAIROBI, June 15, 2019 - Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich, increased excise duty for alcohol and cigarettes by 15% in new government tax measures. The excise duty on a packet of 20 cigarettes will increase by Kshs 8 making the new rate Kshs 61. The move by the government of Kenya is in line with [...]

MAKING TOBACCO TAXES WORK FOR KENYA: PROPOSALS FOR THE NATIONAL BUDGET 2019/2020

By | 2019-06-13T13:01:13+00:00 June 13th, 2019|County News, Factsheets, IILA Publications, Policies, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

The current cigarette tax structure (two-tiers of Ksh. 2,630 per mille for cigarette with filters and Ksh. 1,893 per mille for plain cigarettes is problematic & does not align with public health objectives of reducing consumption of tobacco products: The rates fall way below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended and therefore promote affordability of [...]

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

By | 2019-06-11T13:59:05+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Careers|

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Finance and Admin Officer (F&AO) will be responsible for the performance of a variety of duties categorized as either financial or administrative support. He/ she will take full responsibility for strategic financial management function of IILA; including and not limited to budgeting, financial resources mobilization, maintenance of [...]

Make Tobacco Tax Increase an Annual Habit Again

By | 2019-05-14T13:19:35+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Blog|

As the budget process for the FY 2019/2020 is underway, it is important to pay attention to one critical item that has been neglected for the past couple of years. This is tax on tobacco products. Cigarettes precisely. For years, it has been the norm that tax on cigarettes is increased every financial year. In [...]

Status of Ratification of the Illict Trade Protocol

By | 2019-05-02T17:33:24+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Press release|

The National Assembly, in December 2018 unanimously agreed to the ratification, without any reservations, of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (also known as Illicit Trade Protocol- ITP) echoing the overwhelming support of the Government of Kenya for taking the necessary actions towards adoption of the World Health Organization-led Protocol geared towards strengthening tobacco [...]

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