The National Council Against Smoking hosted a media briefing on tobacco tax and illicit trade today, calling on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to increase excise tax on tobacco products by 18 percentage points to 70%. Mboweni delivers the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statemen...

With 10 days left before comments for the new tobacco control bill closes, The National

Council Against Smoking is calling on South Africa to show their support for the bill.

The Draft Tobacco Bill is out for public comment until 9 August 2018 and the NCAS welcomes

the pr...

The explosive details that have emerged from the Nugent Commission in the past weeks have pieced together a telling tale of deliberate interference in the monitoring of the illicit tobacco trade at the South African Revenue Service.

Among the latest revelations – the re...

COMMENTS for the draft Tobacco Control Bill have closed after three months and the Department of Health is moving into the next phase of deliberating on the submissions it received.

This is a lengthy process that could take several months and might include portfolio com...

There are substantial research gaps in proving the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids.

The 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report found limited evidence on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes to promote quitting. Additionall...

They've become a familiar sight in public places: a cloud of smoke billowing into the air as a shopper, student or pedestrian uses an e-cigarette and releases “smoke” into the air.

There are two reasons why those who use e-cigarettes are currently able to do so in publi...

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