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[Africa, Kenya] New firm to buy 10,000 tobacco farmers’ crops

More than 10,000 tobacco farmers in Migori county — stuck with their crop after BAT pulled out — will be helped by a new company. Eastobac Ltd, which also buys tobacco from Uganda and Zimbabwe, will buy the Kenyan harvest.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 29, 2016 15:50
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[Africa, Kenya] British American Tobacco (BAT) fights State over new tough smoking rules

BAT asked the Court of Appeal to allow its argument that the regulations ought not see the light of the day. On its part, the State told the court that there was nothing unconstitutional about the regulations, which among other things required gory images
The Standard (ke)
added Oct 19, 2016 15:11
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT seeks nine more months to implement new tobacco rules

New graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. BAT Kenya Ltd is seeking nine more months before it can implement health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations that took effect on September 26
Daily Nation (ke)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:57
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[Africa, Kenya] Respite for tobacco firms as court puts brakes on new rules

Kenyan cigarette makers and traders have been saved from immediately implementing tough new tobacco law after the Court of Appeal issued a 30-day stay order and the State allowed dealers time to sell old stocks till end of next month. The stringent toba
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 28, 2016 18:01
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[Africa, Kenya] 11 million risk of contracting tobacco-related diseases

(WHO) says the total mortality rate from non-communicable diseases in Kenya stood at 27 per cent in 2014. Kenya Stepwise Survey 2015 further indicates that the poor are the heaviest smokers at 18 per cent while the rich constitute of 10 per cent.
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 18, 2016 22:55
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[Africa, Kenya] MWANGO: Middle class slowly cigar-smoke their way to diseases

Dr Peter Munyu, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Aga Khan University Hospital, said there is a lot of misinformation about cigars and shisha; and it is deliberate so that people feel secure when smoking.
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Sep 18, 2016 22:48
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[Africa, Kenya] EDITORIAL: Enforce new tobacco rules

The biggest problem with tobacco is the addiction that makes smokers ignore the evident risk to their lives. The best thing about the new rules is that they directly target smokers and cigarette manufacturers.
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 1, 2016 15:05
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[Africa, Kenya] Experts say new rules for tobacco industry will not hit sales soon - VIDEO

Tobacco companies were opposed to the rules but the High Court declared the regulations valid in a victory by anti-tobacco use campaigners and the Health ministry. Health ministry said in a public notice all Kenyans and tobacco firms are bound by the new
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 1, 2016 15:03
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[Africa, Kenya] Tough rules to curb smoking take effect

Tobacco manufacturers and importers will have to increase the size of health warnings on the packs. They will also have to include graphic images illustrating tobacco-associated illnesses. The move by the Ministry of Health is aimed at reducing the allur
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 1, 2016 15:01
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[Africa] Ten million Kenyans at risk of lung cancer

Exposure to the lit end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar or exhaled smoke mainly occurs in bars or nightclubs. Another three million are exposed to tobacco smoke at home. The survey says some Kenyans are so addicted to tobacco they inhale it within 30 minute
Daily Nation (ke)
added Sep 1, 2016 15:00
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