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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 [...]

Let’s be Sentries of the Effects of unhealthy foods on our Health

By | 2020-05-20T14:24:53+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Blog, Opinion on Bills, Public Health, Trans fat Elimination|

Proper nutrition and hydration (especially during the current COVID-19) crisis cannot be gainsaid. Those on a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems. This means one is at a reduced risk of suffering from chronic maladies and infectious diseases. Its apparent thus for us to consume fresh, unprocessed food of a differing [...]

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 [...]

Elimination of Trans fats through Effective Regulation

By | 2020-06-17T15:31:02+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Trans fat Elimination|

World Health Organization reports that Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) contribute to about 71% of global deaths annually. It also reports that cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for most of these deaths; about 17.9 million deaths annually with most of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, it is estimated that NCDs account for more [...]

Mental Health is of Supreme Importance During COVID-19 Pandemic

By | 2020-04-14T02:20:06+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Blog, Mental Health|

    ‘There is no health without mental health’- Dr. Brock Chisholm, 1st Director-General, World Health Organization Without mental health there can be no true physical health, this ideology as fronted by Dr. Brock Chisholm set the stage for the world to place mental health issues at the core of all spheres of health; including policy, interventions [...]

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 [...]

A trans-fat free Kenya; The key to safeguarding health & saving the lives of future generations

By | 2020-04-09T14:10:55+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Blog|

Our population generally and our children in particular face a camouflaged threat to their health and well-being. Non-communicable disease emanating from long-term consumption of Trans Fats. Every day, children unknowingly consume an unsafe ingredient, in the food they eat. Trans fatty acids (TFAs) intake has been identified as a health hazard worldwide for both children [...]

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