Research shows most Kenyan smokers would quit if they had alternatives


Two-thirds of Kenyans who smoke want to quit and use harm reduction products like nicotine pouches or vapes/e-cigarettes, that is according to research by Dr Michael Kariuki.

  • Kenya has done poorly with regards to helping chain smokers quit the harmful leisure activity
  • According to recent research by Dr Michael Kariuki, two-thirds of the country’s smokers want to quit but lack alternatives to replace cigarettes
  • Dr Kariuki proposed that the country embraces less harmful alternatives that will make it easier for the addicts to detach from nicotine addiction.

In an interview with, Dr Kariuki stated that he was interested in the area because he has been a medical practitioner for over 15 years and has seen the struggle.

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