The decision to uphold the ban on the sale of cigarettes as the fight against COVID-19 continues, has many citizens fired up and wondering if government is not encroaching on civil liberties.

“People think that government is trying to force things down their throat,” sa...

Early studies suggest that smokers who develop COVID-19 are 14 times more likely than nonsmokers to need intensive treatment. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

In 40 years of smoking, Katie Kennedy has tried four times to quit but always went back to cigarettes. Today, she is...

 Many civil society organisations have welcomed the South African government’s decision to uphold the ban on tobacco sales, agreeing that tobacco use can worsen the progression of COVID-19.[1] Banning tobacco sales will reduce tobacco consumption, thereby reducing the...

Statement from Savera Kalideen, Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS)
 

The National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) welcomes government’s decision to uphold the ban on tobacco sales as there is an increasing body of evidence showing that smok...

Stay at home, say NO to tobacco and save South Africa! This is the message from the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa as they encourage smokers to take the opportunit...

Smoking cigarettes is just plain bad for you, and drinking doesn't help the country's attempts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

These were statements made by health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize during a media briefing on Saturday night.

Asked about the direct impacts o...

Most smokers are gasping for an end to the lockdown ban on cigarette sales, but Johannesburg businessman Marius Buys says it is the perfect opportunity to quit.

After finishing the packet of cigarettes he bought a day before the lockdown began, the 44-year-old went cold...

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.

“Clean air is what the lungs should be inhaling, especially during a global pandemic,” said one doc...

South Africa is now entering the third week since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a State of National Disaster and the country was put on lockdown due to Covid-19. The lockdown signalled that life as we knew it could not continue as normal and it was not “business a...

As the COVID-19 caseload continues to rise, studies are starting show how smokers who contract the virus are more likely to suffer severe symptoms and even die. COVID-19 is the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the globe, leading to more than 1.2 million cases and...

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