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Why Africa must embrace science rather than ideology in fight against smoking

Vaping and smoking

Despite effort by Africa in achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reducing tobacco use has proved the hardest to deliver. Reducing tobacco use plays a major role in global efforts to achieve the SDG target to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one-third by 2030. Between vaping and smoking Significant disparities in health outcomes around the world ...

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Access to safer nicotine products in Africa more vital than ever


About 80% of smokers live in low-and middle-income countries and have no access to safer nicotine products – resulting in greater pain and suffering, prolonged illness and preventable deaths. Health professionals and Policy makers in Africa find themselves confronted by a phenomenon of rising cigarette smoking rates. Smoking a e-cigarette Despite some effort by African governments in achieving some of ...

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Health experts condemn barriers to safer nicotine


The Kenya-based Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) has joined leading international scientists and public health experts in condemning attempts to block smokers getting new nicotine products that could save millions of lives. Nicotine CASA chairman, Joseph Magero, who is participating in the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), says restrictions on innovative alternatives for smokers are denying them a healthier future. “If we are serious about reducing the 30,000 ...

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