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SA’s The Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Policy: A Lesson to Learn for Tobacco Harm Reduction

SA’s The Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Policy: A Lesson to Learn for Tobacco Harm Reduction

South Africa has a long-standing tradition of adopting harm reduction strategies to address public health…
South Africa, Let’s Not Ignore What Has Worked in Other Countries in Developing Effective Tobacco Control Policies

South Africa, Let’s Not Ignore What Has Worked in Other Countries in Developing Effective Tobacco Control Policies

In the pursuit of public health, South Africa finds itself at a critical juncture. As…

WHO FCTC COP: Where Scientific Evidence Goes to Die

The 10th Congress of the Parties (COP10) of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention…
Mass Education and Awareness Campaigns on Smoking Can Prevent Unnecessary Health and Safety Risks

Mass Education and Awareness Campaigns on Smoking Can Prevent Unnecessary Health and Safety Risks

In early January, there were reports of a 30-year-old man from Mafikeng, North West, who…

Vaping in South Africa: Maximise the benefits of low-risk alternatives, while minimising their access to young people

Vaping has become an increasingly divisive issue in recent years throughout the globe, including in…

The Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill: A disaster in waiting

Johannesburg – Amid much gloating and self-congratulations, the Department of Health finally briefed the Parliamentary…
Parliament Should Follow the Science in Processing the Tobacco Bill

Parliament Should Follow the Science in Processing the Tobacco Bill

The South African government has taken one step closer to enacting a law to regulate…

Government’s Approach to Vaping Will Not Help Achieve Its Intended Purpose

Government’s proposed Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control (TPEDSC) Bill is currently before Parliament,…

2022 Has Been Challenging for the Vaping Industry

Without struggle, there is no progress. As the year 2022 reaches its end, the vaping…
Is nicotine just an unassuming bypasser with a villain complex?

Is nicotine just an unassuming bypasser with a villain complex?

‘Highly addictive substance…’ ‘A naturally occurring toxic chemical…’ ‘A stimulant drug…’ This and much more…

Return to Science – Vaping Misinformation Hinders Tobacco Control Efforts

Despite the widespread availability of evidence proving the efficacy of electronic vapour products (EVPs) as…