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Smoking to be ‘cool’

March 8, 2018
News  

Peer pressure, curiosity and wanting to “look cool” were the main reasons young people sucking on cigarettes outside False Bay College gave as reasons for starting to smoke.

New SA smoking laws ‘in 2 weeks’

March 8, 2018
News  

Regulations to ban smoking in all public spaces, remove branding from cigarettes packs and control electronic cigarettes will be published within two weeks.

Ex-WHO man banned from tobacco conference

March 7, 2018
News  

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

Tough anti-smoking measures expected today

March 7, 2018
News  

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.

Tobacco companies target African kids

December 9, 2016
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Despite tobacco companies’ commitment not to promote cigarettes to children, they are doing exactly that in Africa

Anti-tobacco crusader endorses e-cigarettes

June 3, 2015
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

While many say there isn’t enough evidence to show that e-cigarettes are safe and beneficial, Vitality Institute head Derek Yach has endorsed them and called on government not to regulate them

Cigarette firm pulls ‘racist’ monkey ads, but branding stays

October 28, 2013
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.