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WHO Global Report on trends in Prevalence of Tobacco use 2000-2025, 3rd Edition

By | 2020-01-13T14:32:57+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Tobacco Control|

WHO published the first edition of this report in 2015, and the second edition in 2018. This is the third edition in the series. Previous editions focused on tobacco smoking rates rather than all tobacco use rates, because the volume of data about smoking was high enough to allow global analyses. In contrast, data on [...]

9 WAYS THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY UNDERMINES HEALTH POLICY

By | 2020-01-13T14:39:17+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Tobacco Control|

The tobacco industry has a problem. It faces the threats of diminishing sales of conventional cigarettes and declining influence as its role as a leading killer becomes more apparent around the world. Tobacco will kill 1 billion smokers in the 21st century unless immediate and robust action is taken now. These threats have motivated tobacco [...]

OPEN LETTER TO H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA, UHURU KENYATTA ON PROPOSED EXCISE RATES INCREASE IN THE FINANCIAL BILL, 2019

By | 2019-10-01T11:08:53+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Opinion on Bills, Policy Briefs, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Dear Mr. President, WE, Civil Society actors working to advance public health objectives for the citizens of Kenya congratulate you for being awarded the Political Leadership Award for Universal Health Coverage from the African Union, Access challenge. The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in our Constitution and we commend your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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