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06 August 2013

No mercy for smokers: Motsoaledi

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The government will not stop trying to eliminate smoking in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday.

“There is no scientist, researcher or any prominent person in the world who has been able to convince us on the contribution that tobacco did to humanity. All it did is death,” he said.

“We are not going to apologise to anybody. There is going to be no apology at all.”

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)