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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…

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…