State to classify BAT nicotine pouches as Tobacco products

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Business Daily | by Brian Ngugi


Kenya wants to classify British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya’s nicotine pouches as tobacco products that are under the tobacco control law, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Monday.

The move would place on the nicotine pouches similar marketing restrictions that are imposed on cigarettes and other tobacco products by the Tobacco Control Act, which include promotions and advertising, usage in public areas and use by minors.

Last year, Mr Kagwe accused the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of flouting tobacco control laws when it…

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