A recent study by the University of Cape Town Lung Institute found that almost 7 000 learners vape, more than a quarter of them in grade 12
Harm reduction, not regulations will help South African smokers to quit
Public health experts disagree with the vaping industry’s argument that imposing a sin tax will lead to a similar path of Aids denialism
Lobbyists pushing for vaping as a way to help people quit smoking insist taxing e-cigarettes like traditional smokes will lead down a similar path as denying HIV treatment to state patients
This is the first in a series of analyses about the fight for the nations’ lungs. Here, we take a look at the tobacco control players in South Africa
In proposing this tax, the treasury is relying on one-sided research that shows criminal disdain for the health of smokers
If South Africa is prepared to draw on international harm reduction best practice, it could generate good legislation to regulate vaping and e-cigarettes cleverly
We are in deep shit, but there’s some good news – and, of course, another missed opportunity to do the right thing
Find out what you need to know with this latest article in our series separating tobacco fact from fiction.
‘Over the course of the past five years, I’ve seen people of a variety of ages and vocations suck on their cylinders as if preparing to go underwater’
‘E-cigarette smokers might have a higher risk than nonsmokers of developing lung and bladder cancers and heart diseases’
The Electronic-cigarette Association of South Africa has labelled the government’s attempts to regulate the devices as a cop-out.