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11 May 2020

Majority of South Africans adhere to lock down regulations affecting the sale of tobacco products

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a fast spreading, primarily respiratory disease, has brought to the fore the importance of lung health, and with this, the dangers of tobacco use.

The Human Sciences Research Council conducted two behavioural online surveys to investigate South Africans’ knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and practises related to COVID-19 infection. The first was conducted among over 50 000 people between 27 March and 2 April and the second was conducted among 19 330 people from 8-24 April. Data was benchmarked to the South African national adult population.

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