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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2020-04-09T13:46:57+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 [...]

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