THE DIRTY TRUTH ABOUT CIGARETTE FILTERS

Blue smoke curls up from my terrace. After the last puff, a flesh-coloured filter is thrown carefully into the garden, disappearing between the roses and the rhododendrons. I’m shocked. I think it’s messy, cigarette filters in my...

New European research has found that fathers who smoke before their children are conceived or born could be affecting the sperm quality of their future sons.

Carried out by researchers at Bispebjerg Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark, the new study was a follow-up analys...

One of the most obvious pieces of low-hanging tax fruit is the illicit tobacco industry, which was a big topic at the Nugent Commission. The good news is that the SA Revenue Service has jumped on the problem, sending inspectors to all six cigarette factories. The resul...

Only two out of eight popular South African political parties responded to a survey to test their stance on the draft tobacco control bill.

According to executive director for the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen, eight political parties including the A...

THE manifesto period has already begun. The ANC kicked it off on Jan- uary 8 with their manifesto launch.

They spoke about all the improve- ments they’ve brought since the advent of democracy 25 years ago, and provided an extensive list of “if-we- win” promises.

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough job, and the nation will be reminded of this today as the minister makes his annual budget speech. Saving the country’s embattled state-owned enterprises such as the national airline carrier and Eskom may be at the top of his l...

The University of Cape Town has been forced to cancel an event that its business school had planned to co-host with tobacco company Phillip Morris International after academics and civil society organisations raised the alarm about it.   

The ev...

A group of regional tobacco control organisations have called out global tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International for trying to manipulate a group of African journalists through a workshop on its latest "harm reduction" products. 

The worksho...

The challenge in South Africa is that the tobacco industry has tried to malign evidence-based and necessary policy changes by spreading misinformation and leaving out pertinent facts about its own role in the illicit trade. Writes NCAS Executive Director Savera Kalidee...

It’s lying to the poor by hiding the harmful effects of its products and making them believe that they in fact sustain jobs. All this in a bid to push aside the proposed legislation and advance its own interests, writes Aaron Motsoaledi. 

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