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Protecting Young People is a Collective Responsibility

Youth month, commemorated during June in South Africa, not only provides the country an opportunity…

South Africa’s Vaping Regulations Should Appreciate Emerging Data

Discussions around the appropriate regulation of electronic vaping products (EVPs) have constantly seen regulators claim…

Vaping Tax: National Treasury Should Maintain Its Fiscal Integrity

On 15 December 2021, National Treasury published its discussion paper titled “Taxation of Electronic Nicotine…

South Africa Should Develop a Separate Vaping Bill for the Sake of Smokers

In a bid to reduce smoking rates in South Africa, the Department of Health(DoH) published…

South Africa’s Posture Towards Vaping Will Only Harm Smokers

The posture adopted by South Africa towards Electronic Vapour Products (EVPs) is quite alarming, as…

WHO COP9: South Africa’s Stance on ENDS is Misguided and Not Scientific

The 13th of November marked the conclusion of the Ninth Session of the Conference of…

Vaping Can Play an Important Role in Reducing Global Smoking

As vaping incidence continues to grow globally, governments across the world have been mulling appropriate…

Sanity Should Prevail Over the Regulation of Electronic Vapour Products at COP-9

In early November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host its 9th iteration of…

The Principle of Harm Reduction Should Apply Across the Board to Achieve Public Health Objectives

A paper by the National Center for Biotechnology Information states that harm reduction is a…

Measures to Prevent Youth Vaping Should Not Be at the Expense of Smokers in Need of Alternatives to Smoking

Health bodies and institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) have frequently raised concerns…

The WHO’s War Against Nicotine Hampering Discussions on Real Solutions to Tobacco Harm Reduction

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stepped up its tobacco control fight, by taking the…