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Uniting For Healthier Smoke-Free Futures

Nairobi Monday October 30, 2023 Kenya is  facing the threat of  novel tobacco products, alongside the challenges in enforcing the Tobacco Control Act. 

In an  effort to safeguard public health, Principal Secretary State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni today convened a pivotal multisectoral meeting to  forge a united front in the implementation of two crucial global treaties – the WHO-FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

These global accords, which Kenya has embraced by incorporating them into the Tobacco Control Act of 2007 and subsequently deploying them through the National Tobacco Control Strategic Plan and the Tobacco Control Regulations, are pivotal in the fight against the ever-evolving tobacco industry. The nation's determination to overcome this menace and protect its citizens from the health hazards posed by tobacco use is now stronger than ever.

The PS noted that the collaborative effort marks a pivotal moment in Kenya's tobacco control journey, setting the stage for a healthier, smoke-free future.