KEY FACTS

Population

Kenya has a population of 49,699,862 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Kenya and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 25 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 25 June 2004

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 February 2005

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Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male 12.87.419.716.6..... -----
Female 6.72.60.90.4 ----- -----
Total9.94.9 10.18.3.....-----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

Kenya’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Kenya does not have any legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. The country has designated smoking areas.
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CESSATION

Kenya has a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in health facilities in the country.
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HEALTH WARNING

Kenya requires pictorial health warning covering and average of 40% of the front and back of packs tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Kenya has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Kenya has legislation or regulation banning most forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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