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Vapes and e-cigarettes, also known as electronic tobacco delivery systems, face regulation in terms of the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. “….nicotine is a highly addictive and toxic substance. that the long term harmful effects of using electronic delivery systems remain unknown. that the use of electronic delivery systems may…

9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal the alarming death toll of 7 million people every…

Help Africa breathe – Siza iAfrika iphefumule Lung and respiratory disease in children and adult is a major cause of death, disability and morbidity in Africa. The most common illnesses are: • Infections like pneumonia and TB) • NCDs like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TB remains the #1 killer disease in South…

Professor David Wood                                 President, CEO, The World Heart Federation.  As you may have read, September 13th in New York City, a new global initiative was launched named the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. This foundation – whose leadership includes former…

Mathilde Chiesa Global Development News The Conversation: After 30 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is gradually healing This weekend marks the 30th birthday of the Montreal Protocol, often dubbed the world’s most successful environmental agreement. The Time: How Your Food Waste Could Eventually Power Your Home Researchers have been working for years…

This Article was originally written for Bhekisisa By:  KEILA GUIMARÃES     Stella Ngubenkomo was 11 when she was diagnosed with a lifelong heart condition called rheumatic heart disease. The condition can start as a simple strep throat infection but, without treatment, it can damage the heart and eventually may lead to heart failure, according…

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