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November 5th, 2018 Public Health England recently published Health Matters guidance focusing on the range of smoking quitting routes that are available and the evidence for their effectiveness. Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, however most try to do so...

October 8th, 2018 The Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control closed its eighth session – COP8 – on 7 October after adopting a new action plan to scale up the global tobacco control agenda over the next few years.The meeting...

September 3rd, 2018 Tobacco companies are thriving in Africa due to weak anti-tobacco and tax laws. A study by the University of Cape Town’s Economics of Tobacco Control Project found that tobacco use rose by 44% between 1990 and 2012, writes Amy Green for...

September 3rd, 2018 Following a cacophony of criticism of South Africa’s Tobacco Bill, supporters the legislation are having their say. An article in Daily Maverick outlines a campaign by the tobacco industry to thwart planned moves to control smoking and...

August 8th, 2018 SA’s Tobacco Bill has met with a barrage of criticism, among other things for proposing jail for smoking in public, outlawing designated smoking areas, trampling on civil liberties and including e-cigarettes in tight controls. Public comment on...

September 7th, 2016 Heart abnormalities linked to immersion pulmonary oedema (IPO) may be a significant factor in 42 triathletes deaths during the swim portion, according to a seven-year Duke Health study. The findings are based on an analysis of autopsy reports...

August 31st, 2016 The severely burned firefighter who underwent the most extensive face transplant ever performed is thriving one year after his historic surgery, according to his medical team at New York University Langone Medical Centre. Unprecedented among those...
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