September 29 is World Heart Day. 

To mark the day this year -- and South Africans to learn to love their hearts -- the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa is launching the first World Heart Day Fun Walk. 

The foundation has paired up with th...

The National Council Against Smoking has teamed up with Amandla.mobi and set up a petition to calling on South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to increase excise taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products to 70% of the price in the 2019 budget....

Most people know that smoking leads to lung cancer. But many are not aware that smoking also affects other parts of your body – and particularly your mouth and throat area.

We’ve compiled some quick facts to show how dangerous smoking can be for your mouth -- whether yo...

Bill targets an industry tapping new forms of addiction, writes Patricia Lambert

The new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill is all about regulating a voracious industry to protect young people, workers and nonsmokers from the deadly harm of...

There’s a common myth that the use of snuff is a harmless pastime – and that it’s almost a right of passage for older women in many communities. 

In South Africa snuff is taken nasally while users in countries like India its chewed. Research show that about 16% of black...

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...

With 19% of South Africans still smoking and an annual cost of health harm estimated to be a massive and unsustainable R59-billion, it is essential that the health minister act to protect the health of South Africans, writes SAVERA KALIDEEN. Japan Tobacco International...

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