SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TOBACCO CONTROL IN KENYA:REPORT OF THE FULL ANALYSIS

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SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TOBACCO CONTROL IN KENYA:REPORT OF THE FULL ANALYSIS

The justification to carry out the survey arose from the belief that the Tobacco Act 2007 is only observed in government buildings and some workplaces and that the ban is largely being flouted in entertainment spots including bars, hotels, restaurants, casinos, recreational facilities like local movie theatres within residential estates, and public transport in terms of drivers and toutswho smoke. Indeed, simply passing of such a law is not enough as they require proper approaches towards its implementation (Debra & Alum, 2009).

In addition, the fact that everyone – children, youths and adults – is being exposed to smoking from various places including institutions of learning and public places – due to aggressive marketing strategies under the guise of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – poses real danger in terms of its numerous and often severe implications not only the future of that population but also to the overall economy of the country.

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