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IILA Tobacco Tax Proposals for FY 2018/19

By | 2018-03-28T16:00:31+00:00 March 14th, 2018|IILA Publications, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

 TAX ADJUSTMENT PROPOSAL FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018/2019  Action: REINTRODUCTION OF A FLAT EXCISE TAX RATE FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN KENYA (Effective Implementation of Article 6 of the WHOFCTC and Its Guidelines) Outcome: PROMOTING PUBLIC HEALTH AND INCREASING­ GOVERNMENT REVENUE (A win-win policy action) PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL TREASURY ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE PROBLEM AND RECOMMENDATIONS [...]

Press Release: Treasury Asked to simplify tobacco excise tax structure and increase the rate

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Treasury Asked to simplify tobacco excise tax structure and increase the rate to promote public health and raise government revenue For Immediate Release 28th February 2018   tobacco use is a major contributor to the growing burden of Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which  currently  contribute  50-70%  of  all  hospital  admissions,  half  of  inpatient  mortality and [...]

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations

By | 2018-03-12T11:10:59+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Tobacco Control|

We, the participants of the WCTOH, meeting on the African continent for the first time, and delighted that for the first time the WCTOH has a woman as President emphasize that: The tobacco epidemic represents one of the biggest public health threats that the world has ever faced. Tobacco use kills more than 7 million [...]

IILA C.E.O statement during the press conference to launch the Tobacco Atlas (6th edition) during the WCTOH, Capetown, S.A

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

IILA C.E.O Statement Press Conference, 8th March, 2018 Launch of the Tobacco Atlas (6th edition) World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), Capetown, South Africa.   Africa is at a crossroads: Tobacco prevalence is still low in many countries and the number of smokers (around 77 million) is also low compared to other regions. But tobacco [...]

Nearly 40% of cancer deaths could be prevented by eight simple lifestyle changes and would stop 3.1 million from dying each year

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Alcohol Control, Blog, Tobacco Control|

Nearly 40 per cent of cancer deaths could be prevented with eight simple lifestyle changes, new research has concluded. Quitting smoking, eating healthier and boozing less would help stop the disease, which claims 8.2 million lives worldwide each year. Scientists suggest those three habits can be blamed for 30.4 per cent of all cancer deaths, [...]

Meddling in Taxes? Uncovering Industry Interference in Tobacco Tax and price policies in Kenya

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death, disease and disability resulting in 7 million deaths yearly in the world with approximately 890,000 of these deaths occurring as result of exposure to second hand tobacco smoke . In Kenya, 2.5 million adults (11.6% of the population) currently use tobacco products (19.1% of men and [...]

Smoking out Lies – The Report

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Globally, one person dies every six seconds because of tobacco use. If left unchecked, tobacco is predicted to kill more than 8 million people globally each year by 2030. Conversely, the 6-leading tobacco companies (Phillip Morris International, British American Tobacco, China National Corporation, Imperial, Altria/Philip Morris USA and Japan Tobacco International) are experiencing tremendous growth, [...]

Rising cigarette prices fail to reduce smoking

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News|

By Eunice Kilonzo, Daily Nation 30th May, 2017 The cheap cost of cigarettes in Kenya —sold as a single stick instead of by the pack as required by law — is keeping smokers on a habit that the world targets to reduce drastically, a new survey ahead of the World Tobacco Day, tomorrow, has shown. [...]

IILA Statement on the Judgement on Kenya’s Tobacco Control Regulations

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News, Notices, Press release, Tobacco Control|

The  International Institute for Legislative Affair is a not- for- profit organization that works closely with policy making institutions, Government Departments, Members of Parliament  and other stakeholders in the legislative process to draft and advocate for pro- people policies and legislation. IILA was formed in 2004 and has worked on tobacco control for over 12 [...]

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