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Smoking riskier during COVID-19 period, maybe it’s time to quit!

By | 2020-11-23T14:47:31+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Blog, News Excerpt, Tobacco Control|

Smoking and use of other tobacco products is known to weaken the immune system and its ability to respond to infections, thus making tobacco users more susceptible to infectious diseases including covid-19. Different research studies that have been conducted to establish the relationship between COVID-19 and smoking have found that smokers appear to fare comparatively [...]

Anticipated tax holiday for BAT nicotine pouches will be a huge setback for tobacco control interventions in Kenya

By | 2020-10-07T13:54:37+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

About six months ago, the British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya announced plans to establish a plant in Kenya to manufacture their nicotine pouches LYFT for distribution within its African market. And just last week, it emerged that the plant is nearing completion and that BATK was in talks with Treasury and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) [...]

Addressing NCDs in Kenya by Eliminating Key Risk Factors; Moving from Commitment to Action

By | 2020-09-14T14:00:31+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Blog, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

“It not just about diagnosis, but diagnosis will precede treatment and we can diagnose people and not get them on treatment which is a mistake, we can diagnose people and get too many people on treatment which is a mistake, and we can diagnose and treat but pay too little attention to prevention, which of [...]

Tackling Novel Tobacco and Nicotine-Based Products and Evolved Industry Tactics

By | 2020-07-08T13:52:41+00:00 July 8th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Among the various objectives in marking this year’s World No Tobacco Day, (May 31 2020), was equipping youth with knowledge on tobacco industry tactics employed to keep them hooked on tobacco through new products. This was intended to help them make healthier lifestyle decisions. The theme- “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from [...]

Let’s be Sentries of the Effects of unhealthy foods on our Health

By | 2020-05-20T14:24:53+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Blog, Opinion on Bills, Public Health, Trans fat Elimination|

Proper nutrition and hydration (especially during the current COVID-19) crisis cannot be gainsaid. Those on a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems. This means one is at a reduced risk of suffering from chronic maladies and infectious diseases. Its apparent thus for us to consume fresh, unprocessed food of a differing [...]

Elimination of Trans fats through Effective Regulation

By | 2020-06-17T15:31:02+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Trans fat Elimination|

World Health Organization reports that Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) contribute to about 71% of global deaths annually. It also reports that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for most of these deaths; about 17.9 million deaths annually with most of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, it is estimated that NCDs account for more [...]

Mental Health is of Supreme Importance During COVID-19 Pandemic

By | 2020-04-14T02:20:06+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Mental Health|

    ‘There is no health without mental health’- Dr. Brock Chisholm, 1st Director-General, World Health Organization Without mental health there can be no true physical health, this ideology as fronted by Dr. Brock Chisholm set the stage for the world to place mental health issues at the core of all spheres of health; including policy, interventions [...]

TOBACCO, CANCER AND TAX

By | 2020-04-14T01:43:41+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

I AM AND I WILL was the 2020’s theme for the World Cancer Day that was marked on 4th February. This theme intended to highlight the efforts of every person fighting against the disease globally and this includes people trying to quit their smoking habits. With every inhalation of tobacco smoke, smokers expose those close [...]

A trans-fat free Kenya; The key to safeguarding health & saving the lives of future generations

By | 2020-04-09T14:10:55+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog|

Our population generally and our children in particular face a camouflaged threat to their health and well-being. Non-communicable disease emanating from long-term consumption of Trans Fats. Every day, children unknowingly consume an unsafe ingredient, in the food they eat. Trans fatty acids (TFAs) intake has been identified as a health hazard worldwide for both children [...]

Quit Smoking; You Need Your Lungs to Fight COVID-19

By | 2020-04-09T14:00:29+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause death and illness, yet it remains the biggest public health threat in the world causing more than 8 million deaths each year; 7 million of theses being as a result of direct smoking while about 1.2 million being as a result of exposure to second-hand smoke. Smoking [...]

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