Tag: kenya

Leaf growing not lucrative

Leaf growing not lucrative

| July 4, 2018

Small-scale tobacco growers in Kenya are apparently not sharing in the huge profits made by the industry, which seems to mean that they are not stakeholders, despite what is said.

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Jailed for smoking shisha

Jailed for smoking shisha

| May 23, 2018

It is difficult to understand what is the point of sending people to prison for smoking shisha, while it is easy to think of many reasons why they shouldn’t be jailed for indulging in such a habit.

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Seeking tax stability

Seeking tax stability

| May 14, 2018

A tobacco manufacturer operating in Kenya has made a plea for what is on the wish list of companies worldwide: a stable tax regime that delivers a predictable operating environment.

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Grime and punishment

Grime and punishment

| May 1, 2018

One way to fill up your jails is to incarcerate people for minor offences, such as dropping litter, including cigarette butts.

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Regulations challenged

Regulations challenged

| April 30, 2018

A court challenge by tobacco manufacturers to regulations imposed in Kenya is aimed in part at a requirement that they contribute two percent of their revenues to a consolidated fund.

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Taxing questions in Kenya

Taxing questions in Kenya

| March 1, 2018

The idea that non-filter cigarettes should be taxed at a higher rate than filtered cigarettes seems not to make sense since a filter can be removed.

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Arresting smokers

Arresting smokers

| February 27, 2018

Are these the second most terrifying words ever uttered? Smokers should not fear coming forward; we will help them to change.

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Taxing problems in Kenya

Taxing problems in Kenya

| February 19, 2018

What should a government – any government – do if its stated aim of using taxation to force smokers to quit comes into conflict with its less-well-advertised aim of increasing revenues?

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Ban has a silver lining

Ban has a silver lining

| January 26, 2018

Electronic-cigarette retailers in Kenya are enjoying something of a sales boom as people who once smoked the now-banned shisha cast about for alternative products.

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Students focus on shisha

Students focus on shisha

| January 8, 2018

The relevance of the results of a study of shisha smoking among Kenya’s students has probably been undermined by the banning of shisha in the country during the term of the study.

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Shisha smoking banned

Shisha smoking banned

| December 29, 2017

Following the example set by Tanzania and Rwanda, Kenya has become the third East African country to ban shisha smoking.

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Campaigns lack teeth

Campaigns lack teeth

| September 20, 2017

Although Kenya banned tobacco smoking in public places in 2007, activists say that not much has happened since to lighten the burden of tobacco-related diseases.

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Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

Tobacco takes toll in Kenya

| August 18, 2017

The negative health consequences of tobacco use are said to be putting a strain on Kenya’s efforts to achieve its development goals.

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Forum on securing taxes

Forum on securing taxes

| July 26, 2017

The 2018 Tax Stamp Forum is due to be held in Kenya, in May.

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Kenyan workers seek dues

Kenyan workers seek dues

| June 6, 2017

Former employees of Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) are going to court to try to force the company to hand over severance pay, but the company seems to be questioning whether they all worked for it.

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Tobacco production attacked

Tobacco production attacked

| April 19, 2017

A local story has it that Kenya might quit tobacco production by 2025 if certain recommendations are accepted. But then the same recommendations were put forward 16 years ago.

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Kenya proposes tax reduction

Kenya proposes tax reduction

| April 5, 2017

Proposals for reducing cigarette taxes don’t come along very often, and, in Kenya, where such a proposal has been made, some organizations are expressing their displeasure.

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Firms to fund treatment

Firms to fund treatment

| February 23, 2017

Tobacco companies operating in Kenya will have to pay into a fund that will be used to help treat cancer treatments.

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Kenya takes a stand

Kenya takes a stand

| February 22, 2017

A pan-African anti-tobacco group has praised Kenya’s authorities for standing up for public health against the ‘intimidation of the tobacco industry’.

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Alliance One to scale down operations in Kenya

Alliance One to scale down operations in Kenya

| June 4, 2015

Alliance One Tobacco Kenya has announced that it will begin to scale down its operations in Kenya, citing a slump in the leaf tobacco sector. As part of the scale-down process, the company will no longer sponsor tobacco farmers that have been growing leaf tobacco on a contract basis and will cease field operations beginning […]

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