Goodwill Shivambu smokes a cigarette at Nkowankowa Township during national lockdown on 27 April 2020 in Tzaneen, South Africa.
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South Africa’s approach to smoking doesn’t adequately support current smokers who want to quit.
A girl holds a placard during a rally to create awareness about the effect of tobacco.
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With the advent of novel tobacco products and the tobacco industry falsely marketing them as less harmful, the adage “prevention is better than cure” has never been more important.
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