World No Tobacco Day 2019

‘Tobacco and Lung Health’ Every 31st of May, the World Health Organization, partners and health advocates around the world come together in celebrating World No Tobacco Day. In this year’s celebration, the world will be focusing on ‘Tobacco and Lung Health’. This year’s campaign aim at creating awareness on: The devastating impacts that tobacco has […]

KETCA on Ghetto Radio

Today, March 30, 2019, KETCA was privileged to be hosted by Ghetto Radio, the official Sheng station during the #SareeMadree Show Represented by the Chairperson Mr Joel Gitali and the Coordinator Mr Thomas Lindi, KETCA engaged in public education of the dangers of tobacco use and why Kenyans should be wary of emerging tobacco products […]

Tobacco Enslaves Women and Exposes them to Diseases

As the world celebrates the International Women’s Day, tobacco farming still remains to be a threat to more women in the world, especially in Low-and-middle-income countries. According to the “Women in Tobacco Farming: Health, Equality and Empowerment” study that was conducted by the Public Health Institute in three tobacco producing countries: China, Tanzania and Kenya, […]

Kenya Wins Praise for Fight Against Illicit Tobacco Trade

Source: Business Daily Kenya is among countries that have made great strides in controlling prevalence of illicit tobacco trade, a new World Bank report shows, citing implementation of tight measures by government. In the report titled ‘Confronting Illicit Tobacco Trade: A Global Review of Country Experiences,’ the World Bank says Kenya has invested substantially in […]

Why the war on Shisha needs to be sustained

On 27th December 2017, the Ministry of Health, through the then Cabinet Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu, banned shisha. The policy directive that saw the banning of shisha in Kenya read in part: No person shall import, manufacture, sell, offer for sale, use, advertise, promote or distribute shisha in Kenya Since the ban, efforts, though scanty, […]

Who Really Benefits from Tobacco?

Tobacco is known to kill more than seven million people worldwide annually and causes about 1.4 trillion USD in economic damage each year en/ The burden of tobacco is heavily felt in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), such as Kenya, that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with their deadly products through aggressive marketing mostly […]

KETCA Tobacco Control Coordination Forum

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA), as the umbrella organization that brings together individuals and organizations who advocate for tobacco control in Kenya, endeavours to provide a platform to support coordination of members activities as well as facilitate collaboration with other non-TC actors. This is broadly because tobacco control affects all spheres of development and […]

KETCA Holds Student Tobacco Control Forum

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) successfully holds a student centered tobacco control forum. The  purpose(s) for the forum that brought students from both public and private universities were To sensitize the students on the dangers of tobacco use To gain support for the enforcement of shisha ban  And ultimately, to bring together students to […]

Eight Conference of the Parties (COP8) to WHO-FCTC

Protecting present and future generations The Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is less than three months away. Taking place in Geneva from 1 to 6 October, it will focus on topics such as the shaping of a medium-term strategic framework, which […]

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Display at Points-of-Sale in Kenya

A Compliance Monitoring Study carried out in Nairobi, Kakamega, Vihiga and Tharaka Nithi Counties In 2007, Kenya enacted the Tobacco Control Act, which is the principal tobacco control law in the country. The 2007 law includes prohibition of smoking in public places, ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and packaging and labeling of tobacco […]