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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 [...]

Tobacco Harm Reduction: Why not eliminate?

By | 2020-07-13T15:11:03+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog, Tobacco Control|

Tobacco use remains the greatest preventable cause of death globally killing up to half of all its users. It is known for being the leading risk factor for most non-communicable diseases including heart disease and cancer. There are over 7000 chemicals present in tobacco smoke and among these, at least 250 are known to be [...]

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 [...]

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