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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 [...]

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 [...]

OPEN LETTER DENOUNCING THE LISTING OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO AMONG ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS BY MINISTRY OF INDUSTRIALIZATION, TRADE AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

By | 2020-04-09T18:38:59+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Alcohol Control, News Excerpt, Tobacco Control|

Currently, Kenya and the rest of the world are joining hands in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). This pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives every day and countries are rushing to come up with measures to curb the virus and deaths resulting from the same. We the [...]

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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