2019 Statements

Supreme Court Upholding of Tobacco Control Regulations in Kenya.

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) Today, the tobacco control community celebrates another resounding success as the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled to uphold the country’s Tobacco Control Regulations. The Regulations which mandate pictorial health warnings, smoke-free public places, protection of tobacco control policies from tobacco industry interference, products disclosure...

Introduction of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages in Cameroon: a step forward in tobacco control.

Statement of Deowan Mohee, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA). Since June 12, 2019, a major change has been noted at points of sale of tobacco products in Cameroon. New cigarette packs with pictorial health warnings are now available at these tobacco outlets throughout the country. This change follows the decision taken...

British American Tobacco versus Uganda: A Resounding Victory for Tobacco Control.

Statement of Deowan Mohee, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) On Tuesday May 28, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Uganda dismissed a case initiated by British American Tobacco Uganda Limited, challenging the enactment of the Tobacco Control Act of 2015. BAT, which filed the court case on November 30, 2016, stated that certain provisions...

Africa must act to check corporate tax avoidance by British American Tobacco (BAT)

Statement of Deowan Mohee, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) A recent report released by Tax Justice Network (TJN) shows that British American Tobacco (BAT) avoids paying full corporate tax in low-and middle-income countries where it operates. For every dollar that the giant multinational paid as corporate tax in the 8 countries covered by...