Around 15 billion cigarette butts are tossed on the ground by South Africans every year, and each one of them is not only a toxic chemical bomb, it is also yet another piece of non-biodegradable single-use plastic. 

The Covid-19 crisis has served as a stern reminder tha...

WHO takes this opportunity to remind Member States that are Parties to the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) of their obligations under the Convention. Heated tobacco products are tobacco products, meaning that the WHO FCTC fully applies to these produ...

Cape Town - The use of tobacco was diffused widely before its health effects were well understood and over decades scientists have made known to the world its devastating effects on health.

While stronger policies are being implemented to curb the tobacco epidemic; the...

  • One in three young adults have at least one risk factor that could result in severe COVID-19 infections, a new study found. 

  • The researchers determined that smoking was the most prevalent risk factor for people in their late teens and 20s. 

  • Othe...

The tobacco industry has used the illicit tobacco trade – a problem it has itself fuelled – as an argument to rally against South Africa’s tobacco ban. This is a clear example of the industry’s deceitfulness and focus on profit at any cost to health. 

South Africa’s loc...

The first comparative study of the effects of three forms of smoking shows that it may increase the risk of being infected with Covid-19.

  • Smoking in all its forms may increase your risk of contracting Covid-19.

  • This comparative research is the first in the worl...

In order to curb the spread of COVD-19, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (“the Minister”) issued regulations prohibiting the sale of tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products (“the tobacco prohibition”). This prohibition has been sub...

She smoked for more than half her life, and while she often considered quitting, a Nelson Mandela Bay woman could never quite muster the willpower to stomp out the bad habit.

However, today she has been left with little choice as the ban on cigarette sales presses on an...

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