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By Corné van Walbeek and Zunda Chisha Follow21 Nov 2021 0 Rapid population growth, increased advertising by the tobacco industry, and growing tobacco consumption among young people in Africa all contribute to a projected massive tobacco-related burden of disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in five African adolescents use tobacco. The WHO also forecast a doubling of deaths related to tobacco use in low- and middle-income
19 November 2021 - 18:20 Sipokazi FokaziJOURNALIST A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says while SA is one of the countries steadily reducing its smoking rates, it will not reach its target of 30% reduction by 2025.
SA is one of the countries that is steadily reducing its smoking rates thanks to its anti-tobacco policies, but other low-income African countries such as Uganda and Kenya are doing even better.
This is according to a
The fourth World Health Organisation global tobacco trends report released on Monday, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015, with this number expected to drop to 1.27 billion by 2025. Picture: African News Agency (ANA) By Chad Williams CAPE TOWN – The fourth World Health Organisation (WHO) global tobacco trends report released on Monday, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 201
Failure to do so runs the risk of inviting Big Tobacco to sink. Tobacco By Guest Author. October 26th, 2021 Add to my list The recently-released Tobacco Industry Interference Index Report for 2021 has indicated that the South African government is not doing enough to prevent its tobacco control policies from being influenced by the industry. Troublingly, this year’s report found that South Africa dropped six points from last year and now finds itself one of the ten nations mo
A march was held in Mamelodi as part of the #SwitchOffTobacco campaign. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency (ANA) Mamelodi residents march to create awareness about dangers of smoking tobacco
By James Mahlokwane Nov 2, 2021
Pretoria - Mamelodi residents took to the streets on Saturday to create awareness about the dangers of smoking tobacco.
A group of health professionals and social activists joined forces with young people to participate in the #SwitchOffTobacco in