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[Africa, Kenya] Government wins Tobacco War in Protecting Public Health

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled that the Ministry of Health has an obligation in safeguarding the health interests of Kenya by implementing regulations under the Tobacco Control Act. The regulations which come into effect with immediate effect follow
Office of the Attorney General and State Department (ke)
added Feb 25, 2017 00:06
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT case to avoid health costs goes up in smoke

Cigarette manufacturers will contribute a percentage of their profits to cater for adverse effects of tobacco use, a court has ruled. They will also have to publish graphic images on their packaging to warn the public against tobacco use. A three-judge be
The Standard (ke)
added Feb 20, 2017 16:00
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT loses bid to ban grisly photos from cigarette packs

The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the constitutionaity of a law regulating tobacco and requiring warning labels and repulsive pictures. The ruling was a setback to tobacco manufacturers who said the law was sweeping and unconstitutional.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:57
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[Africa] BRIEF-British American Tobacco Kenya says resignation of finance director

* Says resignation of Philip Lopokoiyit as finance director effective May 1, 2017
Reuters
added Feb 17, 2017 23:32
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[Africa] Kenya’s Court of Appeal Rejects British American Tobacco Suit, Upholds Tobacco Control Regulations

Today’s decision sends an unequivocal message that African governments can and should move ahead with efforts to reduce tobacco use even in the face of legal challenges from tobacco companies. Around the world, the largest multinational tobacco companies
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 17, 2017 22:49
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[Africa, Kenya] Blow to cigarette manufacturers as court rules sanctions to remain

Court of Appeal ruled that the sanctions are reasonable and justified. “It is clear that the purpose of the regulations prescribing health warnings through packaging and labeling of tobacco products was to achieve the objects of the Tobacco Act by provid
Citizen Digital (ke)
added Feb 17, 2017 21:20
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT loses major case against printing gory images on cigarette packets

British American Tobacco filed an appeal seeking nine months to implement health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations, which took effect in September last year. They claimed it would cost about Sh93 million in one financial year to
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 20, 2017 16:01
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[Africa] WANYONYI: Why Kenya needs effective tobacco control regulations

sad to note that 10 years down the line, the country is yet to finalise regulations to bring into effect sections of the Act that need further elaboration. Even with this and related challenges, Kenya has remained a leader in tobacco control and a model
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23
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[Africa, Kenya] Children highly exposed to tobacco, survey shows

According to Consumers Information Network survey report released yesterday, the sale of tobacco products around schools has seen a large percentage of children take up smoking and use of other forms of tobacco.
MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD. (ke)
added Jan 26, 2017 14:45
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[Africa, Kenya] Lobby calls for stringent tobacco laws

Campaigners fighting tobacco trade have petitioned the Ministry of Health to stringently enforce the Tobacco Control Act saying its public health benefits outweigh commercial gains for cigarette makers. “The petition is to call for more effective implem
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jan 13, 2017 18:04
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