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Kenya: Authorities should take measures to protect the young generation from online marketing of tobacco products. Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA)

By | 2021-02-26T16:48:48+00:00 February 26th, 2021|Public Health, Tobacco Control|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 25, 2021 - An investigative report published by The Guardian reveals that British American Tobacco (BAT) is using influencers to promote its products online. The report exposes BAT's efforts to market its next generation products in Kenya, citing the East African country as one of its “most exciting trial markets'. It [...]

Influence of retail price on tobacco smoking habits in Kenya – A Case Study of Smokers in Nairobi and Embu Counties

By | 2021-02-25T12:57:24+00:00 February 25th, 2021|IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Many Kenyans (66%) have a negative opinion about smoking and would like it controlled to prevent exposure to tobacco smoke and through awareness creation on health effects of tobacco use and taxation amongst other strategies. This study found that Kenyan smokers’ perception and attitude about tobacco taxation is encouraging but needs to be strengthened. While [...]

Tobacco Industry Interference in Kenya; A Handbook For Tobacco Industry Teams

By | 2021-03-14T17:40:46+00:00 January 15th, 2021|Factsheets, IILA Publications, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

The primary concern of the tobacco industry is making profit from its business while the principal objective of governments around the world is to protect and preserve the lives of citizens. These two objectives are irreconcilable so the tobacco industry uses numerous tactics to delay or block the adoption of strong measures to protect populations against [...]

For Better Health, Temper Your Food Indulgence this Holiday Period

By | 2021-01-14T12:06:57+00:00 December 25th, 2020|Alcohol Control, Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control, Trans fat Elimination|

Merry seasons’ greetings fellow Kenyan residents! You’ll correct me if am wrong but I have more of an assurance than a feeling that the majority of us will while reveling in the festivities, be partaking of the finer foods, snacks, pastries, beverages and more. On that Christmas eve lunch or dinner and similarly in the [...]

Anticipated tax holiday for BAT nicotine pouches will be a huge setback for tobacco control interventions in Kenya

By | 2020-10-07T13:54:37+00:00 October 7th, 2020|Blog, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

About six months ago, the British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya announced plans to establish a plant in Kenya to manufacture their nicotine pouches LYFT for distribution within its African market. And just last week, it emerged that the plant is nearing completion and that BATK was in talks with Treasury and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) [...]

Newspaper Article: How substance abuse fuels Non-Communicable Diseases

By | 2020-10-05T10:58:55+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Alcohol Control, News Excerpt, Public Health, Tobacco Control|

Noncommunicable diseases are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries. The epidemic of NCDs poses devastating health [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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