The first comparative study of the effects of three forms of smoking shows that it may increase the risk of being infected with Covid-19.

  • Smoking in all its forms may increase your risk of contracting Covid-19.

  • This comparative research is the first in the worl...

In order to curb the spread of COVD-19, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (“the Minister”) issued regulations prohibiting the sale of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products (“the tobacco prohibition”). This prohibition has been sub...

She smoked for more than half her life, and while she often considered quitting, a Nelson Mandela Bay woman could never quite muster the willpower to stomp out the bad habit.

However, today she has been left with little choice as the ban on cigarette sales presses on an...

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary, African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA)

"The fact that a substance is addictive does not render it essential." This is a unanimous conclusion by Judges Mlambo, Molefe and Basson on Friday 26 June 2020 while passing their...

Fita attempted to have the order declaring the ban on sales changed. 

The North Gauteng High Court on Friday dismissed the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association’s (Fita) urgent challenge to the controversial ban on cigarette and tobacco product sales during the Cov...

Statement of Savera Kalideen (NCAS Executive Director)

Johannesburg, S.A – The high court of South Africa Gauteng division ruled on Friday that the temporary ban on the sale of tobacco and vaping products during the COVID-19 pandemic is rational. It will save  lives and...

There is help for many people who want to quit smoking

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional A­airs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is hellbent on keeping the ban on the sale of cigarettes during level three of lockdown as Mzansi battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part o...

Tobacco use kills more than 8 million people each year and most adult smokers start smoking before the age of 20

This implies that if one can get through adolescence without smoking, the likelihood of being a smoker in adulthood is greatly reduced.

Preventing y...

Statement of Sharon Nyatsanza (NCAS Project & Communications Manager)

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives. For many it is an unexpected opportunity to become healthier, by not smoking. The reasons for smoking vary, many adults smoke because of habit or routine,...

Can the government justify its decision to ban the sale of tobacco products based on what the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) says are a few inconclusive studies, especially when people have not stopped smoking and its good intentions are mostly provi...

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