The global tobacco control conference opens for the first time on African soil today in Cape Town, but South African-born Derek Yach, a former World Health Organisation official, has been expressly forbidden to attend because of his links with Marlboro maker’s Philip Morris
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is widely expected to announce new measures against smoking when he opens an international tobacco control conference today, including a ban on smoking in all public places, plain cigarette packages and gory pictorial health warnings on packs.
Cancer and Tobacco Control
A South Korean tobacco company is pulling an advertising campaign depicting African tobacco farmers as monkeys after complaints of racism. However, similar imaging on the cigarette packs will remain.