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28 May 2020

World No Tobacco Day 2020 – Protecting Our Youth from Industry Influence

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated on 31st May every year is an international day designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to advocate for effective policy aimed at reducing the global use of tobacco and tobacco-related products.

As a way to mobilize our efforts, the HSFSA in collaboration with like-minded partners, namely, the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), CANSA, the South African Medical Research Council, CTFK, SANCDs Alliance and the HSRC, will be highlighting this important day to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and the negative health effects. We will continue to lobby for the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill which will strengthen control and make public areas 100% smoke-free.

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