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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.

UN meeting: ‘Smart policies save lives’

September 28, 2018

Political will, smart policies and more resources can save millions of lives, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG tells the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases in the keynote address.

Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?

September 17, 2018

The sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million, and there is a growing call for even higher “sin taxes” to help reverse the VAT increase. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.

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.

Tobacco industry campaigns against new bill

July 24, 2018

Tobacco and electronic cigarette manufacturers have launched an aggressive campaign against government’s proposed legislation to clamp down on their products.

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.

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.