Tobacco control law takes effect

The courts have enforced a law safeguarding the public from the dangers posed by consumption of tobacco. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Director of Public Health Kepha Ombacho says they are in the process of establishing a board to manage the Tobacco Control Fund.
  • The Court of Appeal said implementation does not violate the Constitution and that the two per cent was not a tax that required to be passed by Parliament for it to be lawful.

Manufacturers of tobacco products will start contributing two per cent of the value of the tobacco products they manufacture or import in a given financial year to assist the State in dealing with the adverse effects of tobacco consumption.

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