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Stronger tobacco control regulation will reduce harm

South Africa’s tobacco industry interference statistics are improving year on year, but more needs to be done

Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

Profit vs pandemic: British American Tobacco’s Covid-19 stunt

The tyranny of the markets is evident, with the cigarette company exemplifying this through its bid to weaken the government’s measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus

‘Those who zol’: Dangerous discourses in a time of crisis

Smoking out social tobacco users as unique spreaders of the coronavirus sends out the wrong messages

Covid-19: Sharing isn’t caring

No break for the smokers and drinkers from Prez Pozi and Dr No, but we’re still zolling ...

Shisha pipes smoke out Egypt’s charcoal makers

Wood from mango and orange trees is charred for smoking shisha, while the charcoal from casuarina, camphor and olive trees is used for barbecues

It’s time for a new conversation to reduce smoking rates

a smoke-free future is possible for our country, and the world

Smoking giant China planning e-cigarette regulation

The Asian giant has over 300 million tobacco-smokers, but the vaping trend has yet to explode as it has in the United States and elsewhere.

Smoke, spies, and lies: Big Tobacco gatecrashes public health lobby meeting

South Africa’s top public health experts sat down to discuss the safety of e-cigarettes. The verdict? Stay away.

We must act now to save Nigeria’s generation of ‘tobacco babies’

Muzzled by stringent laws and diligent implementation in the West, the tobacco industry has turned its sights to sub-Saharan Africa

Should you believe the latest smoking figures from this tobacco-funded non-profit?

Claim: 49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke tobacco. Is this true? Africa Check investigates.

Want to quit smoking? Breathe

Puffing away on nicotine is unhealthy and socially no longer acceptable, but people do struggle to give it up

Should non-smokers get more leave?

Companies may prompt you to stop smoking, but maybe we can learn from smokers' micro-breaks

Obesity: Is eating slap tjips as bad as smoking?

For millennials, it ain't looking good, but are hard-hitting campaigns just fat-shaming and counterproductive?

Vaping could pose a cancer risk, study finds

'E-cigarette smokers might have a higher risk than nonsmokers of developing lung and bladder cancers and heart diseases'

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

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Disrupt the corrupt

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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