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Kagwe declares LYFT illegal, wants it deregistered


Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has declared the registration of nicotine pouches popularly known as LYFT illegal and wants them deregistered.

In a letter to the Pharmacy and Poisons Board Kagwe said the licencing of the pouches by the board was done contrary to the provisions of Section 25 of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act CAP 224.

The Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance last week demanded that action be taken against the Pharmacies and Poisons Board for unprocedurally registering LYFT.

KTCA Chairman Joel Gitali stated that the registration of LYFT was injurious to tobacco control and other public health policies.

Gitali also called for the total ban of LYFT saying that it is causing addiction among young people.

KETCA Chairman Joel Gitali says that high tax on tobacco and e-cigarettes was a way of reducing consumption of the products to protect the health of Kenyan citizens.