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The COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent national lockdown and ban on the sale of tobacco products may have forced many smokers to stop smoking. Having to quit in this way may be challenging on so many levels. It could cause intense withdrawal and cravings, which could lead to widespread anxiety. As part of World No Tobacco Day (31 May), CANSA offers support to these smokers and also to others who have embraced the opportunity to quit smoking and are looking for coping tips.
Posted on 25 Apr 2020
Now that the country is in lockdown, and cigarettes, hookah pipes and other electronic vaping devices are no longer being sold, many people have the chance to seize the opportunity to stop smoking when their cigarettes, and other related products run out. This is the perfect time to quit. You have the lockdown period to regain your strength, your money and your health.
Posted on 14 Apr 2020
The increasingly popular fad of using a hookah, also known as a hubbly bubbly or shisha, can be deadly now as it a potential spreader of the coronavirus, health experts warn…
Posted on 3 Apr 2020
MAY Challenge: Tobacco smoking is the main cause for unhealthy lungs, lung cancer, and over 20 other types of cancer. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) urges the public to consider quitting the use of tobacco in any form, to help lower cancer risk, as part of its #365DayHealthChallenge, and leading up to #WorldNoTobaccoDay (31 May).
Posted on 29 May 2019
English Media Release 26 April 2019 – Die rook van tabakprodukte is die hoofoorsaak vir ongesonde longe, longkanker en meer as 20 verskillende soorte kankers. KANSA doen ‘n beroep op die publiek om dit te oorweeg om die gebruik van […]
Posted on 26 Apr 2019
Show your support for a tobacco free world in support of the above Bill – sign the petition. Comments will end on 9 August 2018. We need you to support the proposed changes to the legislation, and give the Department of Health and the government the numbers they need to ensure that the Draft Bill becomes law…
Posted on 3 Aug 2018
Afrikaans version here… PDF Queries CANSA For more info re Tobacco and health benefits of quitting click here…
Posted on 2 Apr 2018
Skyfievertoning: Selfversorging is om Suiwer Suurstof in te Asem – Haal Diep Asem, vir Gesondheidsonthalwe!
Engelse weergawe hier… PDF Navrae KANSA Klik hier vir nog inligting rondom tabak en die voordele as jy sou ophou rook…
Posted on 2 Apr 2018
Posted on 1 Apr 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 Mar 2018
The safety of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) has not yet been scientifically shown. They contain nicotine, so they’re addictive and may encourage novice users to later switch to combustible cigarettes. They’re particularly harmful and addictive to people under the age of […]
Posted on 30 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2018
If you are a smoker, giving up smoking is the best present you can give yourself and your loved ones. There are proven techniques you can try to help you join the increasing numbers of smokers who are quitting for […]
Posted on 27 Mar 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 Jun 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 Jun 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 Jun 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