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UN meeting: Individuals vs industry

September 27, 2018

Global leaders have put the onus on individuals to reduce “lifestyle” diseases rather than cracking down on industry in a global declaration to be adopted at today’s (27 September) UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases.

Cigarette market soaring in Africa

August 31, 2018

Tobacco companies are thriving in Africa due to weak anti-tobacco and tax laws, and tobacco use has increased by 44 percent between 1990 and 2012.

Smokers at high risk for oral HPV and throat cancer

August 21, 2018

A new study confirms smokers are at higher risk of oral HPV infection, which causes throat cancer.

Quit smoking – save your life

May 31, 2018

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: About 121 South Africans die every day from smoking-related diseases and experts are urging South Africans to quit today

Govt may deal differently with e-cigarettes

May 31, 2018
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY:  Although government’s new anti-smoking Bill aims to regulate e-cigarettes, this does not mean that they will be treated the same as regular cigarettes, says Department of Health spokesperson Foster Mohale.

New crackdown on smoking

May 15, 2018

People will not be allowed to smoke in cars with other passengers and restaurants will no longer be able to reserve space for smokers, according to a new Bill.

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