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CANSA Western Cape at the Western Cape Tobacco Task Team WNTD event

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 2015 was very well attended with a number of esteemed speakers.


What is the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products? (PPT at this link)

  • Why Prevent Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products?
  • Main Objective of the Protocol
  • Key provisions of the Protocol
  • Other Provisions
  • Multisectoral Approach for Implementation
  • Text of the Protocol

Smoking cessation (PPT at this link)

  • No more shouting
  • Must understand and deal with “whole person” and their situation.
  • Must encourage individuals to change their own behaviour
  • Everybody needs support to quit some will require medication to help
  • Is withdrawal really that bad?
  • Readiness to change
  • The balance of counselling and medication
  • Smoking cessation “medication”

Healthy Lifestyles (PPT at this link)

  • Harmful alcohol use
  • Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Western Cape on Wellness (WoW!)

The totally avoidable risk factor of cardiovascular disease (PPT at this link)

  • Heart disease and strokes in SA
  • Modifiable risks for heart attack and strokes
  • Oral contraceptives and smoking
  • Menopause and smoking
  • Second-hand smoke & CVD

Tobacco use burden and Smokeless Tobacco (Snuff) use in South Africa

Email to Attention: Denise, to request Powerpoint

  • Smoking trends by Ethnicity
  • Trends in educational disparities in smoking among South African men and women
  • Adolescent Smokeless Tobacco use
  • Adolescent Tobacco use
  • Snuff use prevalence among adult black South Africans
  • Heavy metals in Smokeless Tobacco

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