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...

For as long as smoking has been known to cause cancer and other diseases, Big Tobacco has worked to avoid the truth  about its deadly and highly addictive products. 

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco. Burning the tobacco generates an aerosol of ultrafi...

Tobacco control advocates across the continent and world have hailed the death of Dr Shiela Ndyanabangi as a big loss for Africa as well as international tobacco control community. 

Ndyanabangi, 52, worked in the Ugandan Department of Health and was also the c...

In the weeks before comments for the bill closed, the tobacco industry went on a massive offensive trying to get South Africans not to support the Draft Tobacco Control Bill. 

Watch NCAS Executive Director Savera Kalideen explain the need for the bill on eNCA's Morning...

Do you need to understand the importance of the Draft Tobacco Control Bill that is about to go before parliament. Watch National Council Against Smoking Executive Director Savera Kalideen on Afro World View's Breakfast Show explaining the basics. 

In case you missed it: National Council Against Smoking Executive Director Savera Kalideen discusses the Draft Tobacco Control Bill with Jane Dutton on eNCA's Tonight with Jane Dutton show along with the National Department of Health's Chief Director for Health Promoti...

Study shows e-cig exposure affects the cardiovascular system

People who use e-cigarettes every day can nearly double their odds of getting a heart attack, according to new research. And those that use both e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes — the most common...

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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From the 1st of January, 2019, Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Tygerberg Campus will be declared a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. 

This means that no smoking or the use of any tobacco product (including e-cigarettes or hookah pi...

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