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Sugar tax: The fight against sugar is just beginning

March 15, 2018       News  

South Africa is less than two weeks away from implementing the hard-won tax on sugary drinks. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said now that “we’ve got a foot in the door” he will strengthen the government’s fight against the negative health impacts of sugar by pushing for a higher tax, implementing awareness campaigns and advocating for […]

Struggle continues for Gauteng health workers

March 15, 2018

Community Healthcare Workers in Gauteng, despite having had long overdue back pay issues sorted out, say their struggles are not yet over.

Shockingly nicotine levels found in SA’s babies

March 13, 2018

One in five South African babies surveyed in two townships have the same levels of nicotine in their system as active smokers.

Tobacco is expensive to the environment

March 12, 2018

Tobacco farming causes significant damage to the environment and farmers are often in debt as prices are low and production costs are high.

Africa is the new tobacco target

March 12, 2018

Africa’s health gains to go up in smoke if tobacco control is not addressed, experts warn at the world’s biggest tobacco control conference.

ILLUSTRATION: Closed Doors for Rape Survivors

March 9, 2018
Survivor Stories  

The stories in the graphic illustration reveal the real testimonies of rape survivors sent in to Health-e News using the Izwi Lami SMS line.

Secondhand smoking kills more women than men

March 9, 2018

Twice as many women die of exposure to second-hand smoke as men, according to the global Tobacco Atlas launched at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health today (8 March).

Massive increase in smoking in Lesotho

March 8, 2018

Lesotho has seen an explosion in smoking in the past decade – from 15 percent in 2004 to 54 percent in 2015 – thanks to aggressive marketing by tobacco companies and weak laws