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Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2014 Released

 Today, at Laico Regency, the  Ministry of Health launched  the release of the Global Adult  Tobacco Survey (GATS)  executive summary. It is the  first comprehensive survey on  tobacco use conducted in  Kenya. GATS is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use whether smoke or smokeless. The survey also

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Is it time to Quit Smoking?

If you’re one of the 80,000 Kenyan women who still smoke, this is a must read for you… Twenty six per cent of the Kenyan population are smokers, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). Men make up 24 per cent of the statistics – “Thanks to testosterone that makes them

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Myths and Truths about SHISHA

MYTH #1: Shisha smoke is filtered through water so it filters out harmful ingredients. TRUTH #1: Smoking tobacco through water does not filter out cancer-causing chemicals. Water-filtered smoke can damage the lungs and heart as much as cigarette smoke. MYTH #2: Inhaling shisha smoke does not burn the lungs, so

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SHISHA SMOKING: Is It A Safe Alternative To Cigarette????

Shisha smoking, sometimes referred to as hookah, water pipe, narghile, or hubble bubble smoking, is a way of smoking tobacco that is growing in popularity especially among the youth in Kenya as well as other parts of the world. Shisha is sometimes sweetened with fruit or molasses sugar, through a

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Tobacco Products Becoming More Addictive and Attractive To Children

According to the 2010 Surgeon General’s Report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease – The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, cigarettes are designed for addiction. The report cites changes over the past 50 years that have made cigarettes more addicting, such as chemical additives, tobacco blends, control of pH and control of nicotine

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Tobacco Industries Making Their Products More Addictive

According to a recent report by The Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids, the Tobacco companies have used design features and chemical additives in the manufacturing process in ways that increase the effects of Nicotine, which is the addictive agent in the tobacco products. Here are some ways in which the addictiveness of

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Den of Hope Youth Group

Den of Hope Youth group is a Community Based Self help youth group found in Kenya and registered with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development in Eastleigh Airbase Location, Eastleigh division, Kamukunji Sub county Nairobi County. It is located at Eastleigh Section 1 Third Street behind St’Teresas Boys

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Youth Education Network (YEN)

Mission: To empower the youth through information and vocational training. Vision: Informed and involved citizens equipped with skills to effectively contribute to the socio -economic development of their communities. Purpose: To fill the gaps between education and real life experiences. Values: Responsible living Crreativity and innovation Integrity and peace Right

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