Yearly Archives: 2017

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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 [...]

Smoking out Lies – The Report

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Globally, one person dies every six seconds because of tobacco use. If left unchecked, tobacco is predicted to kill more than 8 million people globally each year by 2030. Conversely, the 6-leading tobacco companies (Phillip Morris International, British American Tobacco, China National Corporation, Imperial, Altria/Philip Morris USA and Japan Tobacco International) are experiencing tremendous growth, [...]

Rising cigarette prices fail to reduce smoking

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Blog, IILA in the News|

By Eunice Kilonzo, Daily Nation 30th May, 2017 The cheap cost of cigarettes in Kenya —sold as a single stick instead of by the pack as required by law — is keeping smokers on a habit that the world targets to reduce drastically, a new survey ahead of the World Tobacco Day, tomorrow, has shown. [...]

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 [...]

Full implementation of tobacco law long overdue

By | 2017-01-27T16:51:21+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This year is a significant for Tobacco Control, hence public health in Kenya. In 2017, we mark 10 years since the enactment of the Tobacco Control Act, which was assented into law in September 2007 and took effect in October. This achievement did not come easy. It was as a result of years of struggle [...]

Children highly exposed to tobacco, survey shows

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

School-going children in Nairobi are highly exposed to tobacco products, a recently released survey shows. According to Consumers Information Network survey report released yesterday, the sale of tobacco products around schools has seen a large percentage of children take up smoking and use of other forms of tobacco. The research conducted in 112 schools around [...]

The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control

By | 2018-03-16T16:03:22+00:00 January 19th, 2017|IILA Publications, Tobacco Control|

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America. Such measures can also greatly reduce tobacco use and protect people’s health from the [...]

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