The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2020 is “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing nicotine and tobacco addiction in youth.” This is especially relevant to South Africa which has a youth population that uses a range of tobacco and nicotine products.

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The government has acted admirably, in taking steps to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and gain time for the health system to cope with the looming disaster.

Among the necessary steps it took, is a prohibition on the sale of tobacco and alcohol, as neither is a f...

The National Council of Smoking (NCAS) welcomes the decision to tax e-cigarettes from 2021. 

The bold move announcing taxation will reduce youth use of e-cigarettes and prevent them from becoming addicted to nicotine and later switching to cigarettes. This will red...

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