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Prevalance in SA

SA set to go 100% smoke-free

All buildings indoors and some outdoor areas in South Africa will become 100% smoke-free if draft regulations published by the Minister of Health become law.

Non-smokers: know your rights

Everyone has the right to a smoke-free environment. It is your right to complain when someone smokes in your presence and to take steps if someone smokes in a smoke-free area.

The war on cigarettes

Alcohol, tooth-rotting fizzy drinks, lardburgers, fast cars – the world is full of fun stuff that isn’t very good for us. So is it fair to single out cigarettes for demonization?

Warning: Poison

Health warnings on cigarette packs are among the strongest defences against the global tobacco epidemic. Take a look at examples of what lobbyists want to see on cigarette packs.

Tobacco's battle for Africa

With its growth slowing in developed countries, the tobacco industry is increasingly pinning its hopes on Africa – but at what cost to public health?

The toughest anti-smoking law

Ireland put into place Monday the world's toughest anti-smoking law, banning tobacco in all enclosed workplaces, as well as in pubs and restaurants.

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Non-smokers, rise up!

We've got some of the most advanced anti-tobacco legislation in the world, but it's worth nothing if we don't enforce it. On World No Tobacco Day, it's time to get activist.

10 smoking laws you must know

You might still be hazy on the latest anti-tobacco legislation, but it's been passed and is steadily being enforced. Get used to obeying the law - the penalties are no joke.

The cost of smoking

If you're a smoker, you'll be hit by the new "sin" tax. All 88 cents of it. This tool will tell you what it costs you to smoke.

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