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