Thursday, 10 July 2008
BAT health warning reprieve in Kenya
British American Tobacco (BAT), "the world's most international tobacco group" has received a six-month reprieve from a requirement to display large health warnings on its cigarette packages as the new regulations on the industry takes effect. The Daily Nation reports that Kenyan Public Health and Sanitation Minister Beth Mugo says the delay is due to failure by her Ministry to provide the company with the Kiswahili translation of the health warning, which it is supposed to print on cigarette packets. 'Due to the delay in providing you with the translation, you are expected to comply with the Tobacco Control Act 2007 Part VI (210) within six months,' Mugo said in a letter to BAT MD Nicholas Maistre.
Posted by Afro Leo at Thursday, July 10, 2008