Tobacco firm loses case to dismiss laws regulating product

Some of the cigarettes produced by British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd (BAT). Laws governing advertising of tobacco products have taken effect. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • BAT was appealing a High Court decision upholding the adoption of the health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations.
  • High Court Judge Mumbi Ngugi had, in a judgement delivered last year, said the Tobacco Control Act and the regulations have very clear objectives of safeguarding users.

A case challenging new laws governing the manufacture, sale and advertising of tobacco products has been dismissed, allowing the rules to take effect immediately.

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