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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…

The crackdown on smoking for SKouth Africans is about to become much tougher as government gets ready to tighten the regulations. The change in the tobacco control act of 1993 comes under further change as South Africa falls in line with international standards after joining WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on July 18, 2005. These changes are still…

17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Submissions and Registration Open The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is now accepting session proposals, abstracts and registrations. WCTOH will be held from 7-9 March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa with the theme ‘Uniting the World for a Tobacco Free Generation’. Held every three years, this…

Click here to download the SA Health Promotion Policy & Strategy 2015-19 (HPP&S 15-19) 46 pages. Date of publication:  unknown Purposes 1.To enable South African to increase control over and improve its own health using the PHC approach, which is multidisciplinary in nature; 2.To provide guidelines to support actions at appropriate levels that will advance the aims…

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