FCTC Signature 25 Jun 2004
Ratification 25 Jun 2004

Every year more than 6,000 Kenyans are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 220,000 children and more than 2,737,000 adults continue to use tobacco each day. Complacency in the face of the tobacco epidemic will ensure the tobacco industry continues to run roughshod over the lives of Kenya's citizens and ensure that tobacco's death toll will grow with each passing year. Tobacco control advocates must reach out to other communities to strengthen their efforts in this mortal fight.

79 men are being killed by tobacco every week

37 women are being killed by tobacco every week

423,500 people currently use smokeless tobacco

Tobacco Industry
The market for manufacture and distribution of tobacco products in Kenya is controlled by two companies, 
with multinational British American Tobacco  (BAT) Kenya dominating at 70 percent and domestic player 
Mastermind Tobacco Kenya controlling 29 percent.
The overall volume sales declined by % in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Sales decline could be attributed to rising cigarette prices, growing illicit trade volumes and increased effort by government and anti-smoking agencies to curb smoking in the country.



People have died from tobacco-related diseases in Africa since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.

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