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[Africa] Kenya launches media campaign against smoking

Officials said the four-month campaign aims to encourage the general public to quit tobacco use that is responsible for rising cases of lung cancer in the East African nation. "The government is committed to enforce punitive measures in order to minimiz
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 5, 2014 16:57

[Africa, Kenya] Shocker images to make smokers quit

In the “Tobacco Kills, Quit Now!” campaign, the public will be treated to images of dying babies... Funded by the World Lung Foundation, it will will combine public service announcements on TV and radio and community posters in both Kiswahili and English
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 3, 2014 03:56

New Survey Shows Need for Kenya to Take Strong Action to Save Lives from Tobacco Use

An estimated 2.5 million Kenyans — over 11 percent of the country’s adult population — currently use tobacco, according to the first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) ever conducted in Kenya.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 3, 2014 03:25

[Africa] 2.5 million adults in Kenya use tobacco - study

11.6 per cent of the adult population either smokes or uses smokeless ... The findings were released yesterday at Laico Regency by the ministry of Health in conjunction with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. While majority of males prefer smoked t
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 1, 2014 12:15

[Africa, Kenya] Why COPD Will Be the 3rd Leading Killer by 2030

Key among the causes of COPD is cigarettes smoking. To reduce the number of COPD cases, several countries have drafted stringent laws that govern smokers. These laws are aimed at discouraging people from stopping to smoke....the launch of Global Alliance
onislam (eg)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:13

[Africa, Kenya] Underage Children Smoking Trend On The Rise

The National Tobacco Control Board has raised concern over the high rate of under-age children indulging in smoking tobacco in Murang’a County. Speaking during a forum held in Murang’a NTCB chair Nancy Gachoka ... Gachoka added that they have receiv
Citizen Digital (ke)
added Nov 2, 2014 10:06

[Africa, Kenya] Kiambu, Murang'a to ban public smoking

Kiambu and Murang’a MCAs have said they will pass laws to ban smoking in public areas. They said this will reduce tobacco-related deaths. A workshop for policy makers from both counties organised by the Tobacco Control Board at a Thika hotel on Friday
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:39

[Africa, Kenya] Cigarette maker's stock touches historical Sh1,000 at the bourse

British American Tobacco stock opens trade today as the most expensive share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, having closed at a historical high of Sh999 on Friday.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Oct 13, 2014 13:38

Responses to antismoking radio and television advertisements among adult smokers and non-smokers across Africa: message-testing results from Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya

graphic health-harms ads developed and used in other countries could also be effective in African countries. This implies that adaptation would be a successful approach in Africa, where scarce resources for tobacco control communications can be focused on
Tobacco Control
added Sep 3, 2014 10:36

[Africa, Kenya] Hunger fears over tobacco

OVER reliance on tobacco farming in Migori county might create food shortage, a local NGO has said ... tobacco cultivation is to blame for widespread school dropout rates and child labour...more farmers will take up tobacco farming because of the current
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 22, 2014 09:29
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