WATCH | Did South Africa’s Covid-19 tobacco ban work?

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When South Africa went into lockdown in March last year, a tobacco ban was introduced.

This was in the hopes of encouraging people to quit - while also freeing up hospital beds and preventing infections with the virus.

This may have worked in the short term. But long-term change is harder to achieve.

Find out why bans alone don’t work.

*This story was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Sign up for the newsletter.

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