CANSA is concerned about the burden of tobacco in SA and especially about the tactics adopted by the tobacco industry to target youth. Research shows tobacco use is often initiated and established during adolescence and young adulthood. Globally the focus is on the link between tobacco, cancer, heart and other cardiovascular diseases including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death.
Posted on 29 May 2018
KANSA is bekommerd oor die groot las wat tabak op die SA samelewing plaas, en veral die strategieë wat deur die tabakindustrie gebruik word om die jeug te teiken. Navorsing bewys dat die gebruik van tabak gewoonlik ‘n aanvang neem en verslawing aan tabak gevestig word tydens adolessensie en jong volwassenheid. Wêreldwyd word gefokus op die verband tussen tabakgebruik, kanker en hart- en ander kardio-vaskulêre siektes, insluitend beroerte – saam is hierdie die wêreld se grootste oorsake van sterftes.
Posted on 2 May 2018
Afrikaans version here… Click here for pdf Queries CANSA For more info re Tobacco and health benefits of quitting click here…
Posted on 2 April 2018
Engelse weergawe hier… Klik hier vir pdf… Navrae KANSA Klik hier vir nog inligting rondom tabak en die voordele as jy sou ophou rook…
Posted on 2 April 2018
Posted on 1 April 2018
Smoking water pipes (also known as hookahs, hubbly bubbly, narghiles, shisha and goza) is becoming an increasingly popular pastime with young people, because it is seen as a fun way to socialise with friends. It is also viewed as less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Posted on 31 March 2018
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and similar devices are frequently marketed as aids to quit smoking, or as ‘healthier’ alternatives to tobacco. However, this has not been proven. They contain nicotine, so they’re addictive and may encourage novice users to later switch to […]
Posted on 30 March 2018
Second-hand smoke is particularly dangerous to children because their bodies are still developing. Smoking when you are with your children can increase their risk of cot death, ‘glue ear’ (most common form of deafness in children), respiratory illnesses such as […]
Posted on 29 March 2018
Would you still be smoking if it did to your outside, what it does to your inside? Watch out for the Tobacco Industry’s clever marketing tactics – don’t be fooled – smoking can’t be fun if it’s a KILLER – […]
Posted on 28 March 2018
If you are a smoker, giving up smoking is the best present you can give yourself and your family. There are techniques you can try to help you join the increasing numbers of smokers who are quitting for good. Need more reasons […]
Posted on 27 March 2018
On World No Tobacco Day (31st May) this year, South Africa’s tobacco control organisations call on the National Department of Health to finalise amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act, as the country works towards reducing tobacco consumption to less than 10% of the population. Lorraine Govender (CANSA Advocacy Team) will be taking part in a media briefing regarding World No Tobacco Day, taking place on the 30th May 2017. On behalf of CANSA, she will be presenting on current statistics and the harms inflicted by tobacco. Other presentations will be from Department of Health and National Council Against Smoking.
Posted on 30 May 2017
The TAG (Tobacco Alcohol and Gambling Advisory Advocacy and Action Group) aims to change the landscape of controlling the three major legal addictions in South Africa. CANSA is partnering with TAG to promote anti-tobacco awareness to help reduce cancer risk.
Posted on 30 May 2016
CANSA Cape Metro is part of the Western Cape Tobacco Task Team, which is lead by the Western Cape Department of Health). An annual event is held for World No Tobacco Day and this year’s event on Tuesday 26th May […]
Posted on 1 June 2015
CANSA asked the 2014 4th year student Block at the Varsity College, Cape Town, to do a study on the knowledge, beliefs and perceptions on Tobacco, as 2014 World No Tobacco Day focussed on youth. They presented their findings and then proceeded […]
Posted on 23 June 2014
CANSA’s Acting Head of Advocacy, Magdalene Seguin and Head of Health, Prof Michael Herbst were invited to attend a presentation ‘Come Have a Conversation on Tobacco Control’ by Prof Michael Fiore at the University of Pretoria, on the 12th of […]
Posted on 19 June 2014
CANSA and our partners in TAG (Tobacco Action Group) have endorsed the guidelines below: SA Tobacco Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline… The guideline was compiled on behalf of the SA Thoracic Society to provide practising clinicians with a resource from […]
Posted on 26 May 2014
Hubbly Bubbly: Masquerading the Dangers 18 November 2013 – It’s a centuries-old Eastern practice that’s gained worldwide acceptance in recent years. But the water filter and fruity flavours of the hookah pipe, or hubbly bubbly, mask a toxic cocktail of compounds. […]
Posted on 10 January 2014
27 May 2013: Jenney decided to share her family’s story with us in the hope that it will motivate someone to quit smoking: “My Mom passed away in 2002 after a 6 month journey with lung cancer and matastic brain […]
Posted on 28 May 2013
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life, the first anatomical exhibition of its kind to display real human remains, is unwittingly helping visitors kick the habit. This is thanks to a display that features the blackened lungs of a smoker […]
Posted on 22 May 2013