Its World No Tobacco Day today.  

The aim of the day is to highlight how people's health can be affected by tobacco.  

The National Council Against Smoking continues to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption in South Africa particularly.

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South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he expects industry opposition to the state's new proposal for tobacco control in this article published in the Business Day. 

Here's the visual evidence of exactly what smoking does to your lungs, posted on Facebook by  a US based nurse. 

The new proposed regulations on tobacco  are not strict, says South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in the 702 article: 

We received a call at the National Council Against Smoking earlier this week from a very distressed father whose 3 year old daughter had tried a hookah at a relative's house. This is problematic on a number of levels

- it is illegal for any adult to supply tobacco to a...

39% of e-cigarette users are using them to take illegal drugs according to research by a group of public health experts based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.They warned that too little is known about the risks of taking drugs in this way and cou...

We all know that first-hand smoke is  smoke inhaled by a smoker and  that second-hand smoke is the exhaled smoke of the smoker which affects people around the the smoker, but what is third-hand smoke? Third-hand smoke is the second-hand smoke that gets left on the surf...

Earlier this year I fulfilled a dream – design and produce a T-shirt with messages around reducing the effects of passive smoking on children in Cape Town. We see so much pneumonia, wheezing and uncontrolled asthma produced or aggravated through children being exposed...

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