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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.

Shockingly nicotine levels found in SA’s babies

March 13, 2018

One in five South African babies surveyed in two townships have the same levels of nicotine in their system as active smokers.

The Challenge of Making Africa Smoke-Free

May 31, 2017

 “There’s no doubt that the tobacco industry is losing huge influence in richer countries, as fewer people use tobacco than ever before. The harsh reality, however, is that the industry is now getting away with aggressively exploiting less wealthy countries.” Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Harry Lando and Gan Quan discuss…

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.

Proposed tobacco regulations more than “smoke and mirrors”

Health-e journalist Wilma Stassen responds to a recent News24 column and argues science backs proposed regulations curbing the amount of tobacco you see at the tills.

Even light smokers more than twice as likely to die

October 21, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Smoking even ten cigarettes a day can increase your risk of death, according to a recent study that reveals smoking is even deadlier than previously thought.