Tobacco And Health Advocates Issue Fresh recommendations To Protect Tobacco Policies

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Tobacco and health advocates have given the government a new raft of recommendations that will ensure that the tobacco policies are protected.

The advocates led by Consumer Information Network Chief Executive Officer Samuel Ochieng want top government officials to stop interactions with the tobacco industry stakeholders saying that this will hinder implementation of the policies.

Ochieng gave an example where Public Service Cabinet Secretary Margaret Kobia rewarded BAT as the best employer last year.

He also wants all information such as donations and marketing strategies of tobacco manufacturers to be made public.

Ocheing stated that for as long as tobacco consumption is not controlled, the fight against cancer will be futile.