According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2014, the current smoking prevalence in Kenya is 15.1% among men and 0.8% among women with the national average of 7.8%. Daily cigarette smokers are 11.6% among men [...]
BACKGROUND The right to the highest attainable standard of health is enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya as well as other national policy documents such as Vision 2030; the blue print for Economic, Social [...]
Governments have the potential to use tobacco taxes to manage consumption, raise revenue and promote public health. Of all tobacco-product taxes, excises are the most important for achieving the health objective of reduced tobacco consumption, [...]
The most effective way to decrease tobacco use is to increase the price of tobacco products through tax increases. Higher tobacco prices encourage smokers to quit and prevent youth from starting to smoke. Download Full PDF [...]
The briefing highlights the gender dimension in tobacco control, in particular it reflects on women’s health and tobacco control by addressing the ever increasing smoking rates among women.
This policy brief highlights key issues from the 'Economics of Tobacco Taxation in Kenya (2011), also published by ILA. The issues include the current status of consumption of tobacco products, current tobacco tax structure as [...]