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Prevalance in SA

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?

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 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.

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?

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Live healthier

Coffee and wine for the win! »

Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.