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Training of Data Collectors

In the effort to domesticate the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, popularly known as WHO-FCTC, Kenya enacted the Tobacco Control Act in 2007. Although after enactment it took almost a year to make the act operational, there have been efforts to rally towards the implementation of the

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KETCA marks World No Tobacco Day in the counties

World No Tobacco Day is a World Health Organisation initiative, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce disabilities, diseases and deaths resulting from exposure, production and consumption of tobacco. In this years event, the Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance chose to commemorate it

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Mr. Ngumbao Kithi, another victim of Tobacco succumbs

A former Nation media and Standard media journalist, Mr Ngumbao Kithi, finally succumbed after a long struggle with stroke and cardio vascular complications. Mr Ngumbao started smoking way back in 1997 as a pass time not knowing the serious ramifications the smoking was causing to his health. In the year

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World Health Day – 2016

Today, the 7th April 2016 is the World Health Day. According to World Health Organization [WHO], the main goals for World Health Day 2016 campaigns are to increase awareness about the rise in diabetes cases and its staggering burden and consequences in low income countries; and to trigger a set of specific effective actions

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Victory at last…

It’s victory at last for millions of Kenyans following the long awaited ruling on a petition filed by BAT challenging the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014. Following the publication and gazetting of the Tobacco Control Regulation back in December 2014, as expected, British American Tobacco [BAT] decided to challenge the regulations in

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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Monday the 29th February 2016, the judgement on whether to have the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014 was to be made. However, it was conveyed that the ruling was not yet ready and a later date was to be set for the ruling. In deed, justice delayed is justice denied. More

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Why Tobacco Control

Kenyan citizens are in favor of Tobacco Control policies. 97 percent of adults support the law prohibiting smoking inside of restaurants. The proposed regulations, which are long overdue, effectively implement the live-saving measures already authorized by Parliament in the 2007 Tobacco Control Act. Tobacco-related death and illness are preventable and

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ITC Kenya National Report

Today (Dec 15, 2015) marks yet another milestone in Tobacco Control in Kenya by the launch of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation report dubbed the ITC Kenya Wave 1 (2012) findings. The ITC Kenya Wave 1 (2012) Survey findings provide evidence that the 2007 Tobacco Control Act is effective

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