Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
In developing countries, tobacco use has been on the rise because 'markets are often unregulated, cigarette prices are low, and tobacco control laws are weak or nor enforced'.
The Department of Health published the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill last week for public comment.
It is illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to smoke cigarettes or vape in Guam after it raised its smoking age from 18.
The US territory of Puerto Rico has made it a crime to smoke inside a vehicle if one of the passengers is younger than 18.
SA's plans to tighten the anti-smoking laws will ignite the illicit trade in cigarettes, thereby removing billions of rands of tax revenue and threatening jobs, BAT has warned.
The World Health Organisation is taking action to get people to quit smoking with a roadmap to enforce a series of anti-tobacco measures.
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The tide is turning against tobacco firms, argues Rachel Sikwane.
The bills seeks to ban most public smoking and introduce restrictions including outlawing smoking within 10 metres of any doorway, window or walkway.
The health minister has promised a clampdown on the tobacco industry, which will include legislation to hit smokers as well. See the main points which will affect smokers.
Filmmakers in the US came under scrutiny after being accused that smoking scenes in movies lure young children to take up the habit.
SA's R30bn tobacco industry could see profits dive and consumption increase through the proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging, a study has revealed.
Government says it is determined to tighten tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.
After years of heated public debate, Austria's government has decidedthat it will ban smoking in cafes and restaurants in 2018.
Children as young as 11 allowed cigarettes at allocated times at UK school.
The European Union's plans for tough new anti-smoking rules would break international trade rules.
You might be hazy on the latest anti-tobacco legislation, but it's been passed and is steadily being enforced.
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