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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) [...]

Newspaper Article: How substance abuse fuels Non-Communicable Diseases

By | 2020-10-05T10:58:55+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Alcohol Control, News Excerpt, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Noncommunicable diseases are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries. The epidemic of NCDs poses devastating health [...]

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 [...]

Tobacco industry exploits the COVID-19 tragedy to advance its agenda

By | 2020-07-24T22:47:40+00:00 July 24th, 2020|Policies, Policy Briefs, Tobacco Control|

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco products are not essential products with or without COVID-19 Engagement of the tobacco industry in Corporate Social Responsibility is a tactic to interfere with hard won gains of tobacco control. Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC and its implementation guidelines [...]

IILA Annual Report – 2019

By | 2020-07-22T12:59:26+00:00 July 20th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Bills, IILA & Counties, IILA in the News, IILA Publications, Infographics, Mental Health, News Excerpt, Notices, Opinion on Bills, Policies, Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

In 2019, IILA made strides towards our mandate of engaging stakeholders in the policy and legislative process to facilitate the enactment and implementation of policies and legislation that have a positive impact on the lives of people. In particular, IILA’s work in tobacco control in Kenya bore fruit in the area of public health with [...]

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 [...]

Kenya Ratifies the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

By | 2020-05-07T23:57:53+00:00 May 6th, 2020|News Excerpt, Policies, Press release, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: STATEMENT ON SUCCESSFUL RATIFICATION OF THE PROTOCOL TO ELIMINATE ILLICIT TRADE IN TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA. May 6, 2020 - IILA wishes to congratulate the Government of Kenya for the successful ratification of the Protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, also known as the ITP. [...]

By | 2020-04-26T16:47:40+00:00 April 26th, 2020|Bills, County News, IILA & Counties, IILA Publications, Opinion on Bills, Tobacco Control|

In 2016, International Institute for Legislative Affairs (IILA) began a programmatic intervention under a project funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), titled “Advocacy and Capacity Building for the Effective Implementation of Tobacco Control Policies in Kenya”. This ACBF- funded project enhanced implementation of tobacco control in selected counties through capacity development and technical support [...]

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