South Africa was a leader in tobacco control but has not updated its policies adequately.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
Studies have shown that most smokers wish they had never smoked and that they wish they could stop. Lowering the levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical in cigarettes, would be a big step.
FDA Director Scott Gottlieb has proposed discussions about drastically cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes. This could result in some of the biggest health gains in history.
Classifying e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy could help the tobacco industry influence health policy.
Classing e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids could help rebrand the tobacco industry as a legitimate player in health policy. Here's why we should be concerned.
A Royal College of Physicians report has encouraged smokers to take up e-cigarettes.
A new report has found electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are much safer than smoking and has encouraged their widespread use among smokers.
The odds of quitting cigarettes are 28% lower in those who use e-cigarettes compared with those who don’t.
The central arguments made for the importance of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are that they are an exceptionally good way to quit smoking and that they represent trivial risk to health compared…
Research suggests that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than ordinary cigarettes but are still toxic.
The regulation of e-cigarettes has been controversial across the world. As the South African government decides on its approach, there are pros and cons to weigh up.