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SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.

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.

Call for graphic health images on SA cigarette boxes

Activists say our anti-tobacco policies have gone “stale” calling for stronger regulations including health warnings in the form of graphic pictures.

Experts call for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes

November 5, 2013

Lung health experts from around the world issued a warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems and called for urgent regulation of these products.