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Policy and Legislation

Tobacco Control Policy and Legislation Advisory

Pursuant to Section 5 of the Tobacco Control Act, the Tobacco Control Board is mandated to advise the
Cabinet Secretary for Health on Policies and Regulations for tobacco control.

Kenya signed and ratified the World Health Organization Framework Convention for Tobacco Control
(WHO-FCTC) in 2004, being the second Country globally after Norway. Kenya further domesticated the
convention by enacting the Tobacco Control Act in 2007. The Cabinet Secretary, through the advisory of
the Board, has put in place a National Tobacco Control Policy 2012 and the Tobacco Control Regulations

The Board is currently reviewing the existing policy so as to respond to emerging tobacco and nicotine
products to ensure that we safeguard the Health of Kenyans.

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