Kenyan parents fight sale of Lyft, BAT’s new nicotine product

A screengrab from BAT's annual report listing Lyft as a new nicotine category in the brand's portfolio. 

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What you need to know:

  • It is sold over the counter and is easily found in supermarkets and local shops at Sh20.
  • Ms Caren Owili claimed her underage cousin was taken to hospital after consuming two Lyft sachets.
  • BAT announced early this year that it will build a Sh2.5 billion factory in Nairobi to produce the nicotine pouches.

Parents want a new product introduced by a tobacco firm tested over concerns that it is being abused by children.

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