vendredi 8 avril 2016

Kenya: BAT's loss on tobacco regulations a win for health ministry

High Court judge, Mumbi Ngugi has adopted the proposed regulations on the control of the manufacture, sale and advertisement of tobacco products.
On her ruling, Ms. Ngugi directed that the regulations become effective in six months time.
This ruling is considered a major win for the Ministry of Health that was at the forefront of developing the regulations.
The tobacco company had moved to challenge the regulations in the high court, citing that they were in bad faith and only sought to interfere with their tobacco business.
The adoption of the new regulations will govern the size of health warnings on cigarette packages as well as its advertising.