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CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Hookahs

Hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco that comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon.1,2 Although many users think it is less harmful, hookah smoking has many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking.1,2 Hookah is also called narghile, argileh, shisha, […]

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Published: 11 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Slideshow: The Truth about Hookah

Read more about the dangers of hubbly bubbly.

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Published: 1 Apr 2018 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Hubbly Bubbly or Hookah Smoking Increases Cancer Risk

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!

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Published: 31 Mar 2018 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

Help Youth to Be Active & Eat Right

Youth Day: The WHO has declared childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is linked primarily to unhealthy eating habits, but is also due to children today being much less physically active. CANSA urges parents & educators to help change this…

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Published: 15 Jun 2015 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Hubbly Bubbly Study done by 4th year UCT MBChB Students

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. These are nicotine, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, arsenic, and lead. Insufficient knowledge about the […]

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Published: 10 Jan 2014 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Cape Metro Care Centre, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign, Research Findings

CANSA TLC Video – Recognise Childhood Cancer

It is estimated that at least half of all children with cancer in South Africa are never diagnosed. This is due to a lack of knowledge regarding the disease amongst children and as a result many children are diagnosed too late, when the cancer is already in an advanced stage, thus diminishing the possibility of […]

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Published: 5 Sep 2013 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Video: Protect young skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits

Thank you M-Net & DSTV for helping to promote CANSA SunSmart awareness! See below to view infomercials. Protect young skins from UV rays the SunSmart way with UV suits. Read more about CANSA’s SunSmart campaign. Infomercials: 1min50s: 30 seconds: 15 seconds:

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Published: 9 Dec 2012 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA Seal of Recognition - Protection Category, SunSmart

Children, Youth & Reducing Cancer Risk

CANSA aims to reinforce the importance of taking up positive lifestyle behaviours during childhood, resulting in our SA Youth embracing a balanced lifestyle throughout their lives. This will help to reduce their risk for cancer and other lifestyle related diseases, later in life. CANSA’s programmes to reduce cancer risk have a definite Youth focus, promoting the likelihood of  healthier […]

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Published: 24 May 2012 | Last Updated: 3 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Video Clip: The danger of BPA in Baby Bottles

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical which should be banned in baby bottles. Read more and watch below:  

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Published: 5 Jul 2011 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

Council of Europe calls for dramatic reduction in Electromagnetic Fields exposure

A new Council of Europe Committee Resolution calls for a dramatic reduction in human exposure to EMFs and microwave radiation from mobile phones, mobile masts and other wireless devices. This Resolution makes a strong call for properly applying the precautionary principle | approach to EMFs – both from electric power and from wireless communications technologies, […]

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Published: 4 Jul 2011 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

Why should baby bottles be BPA-free?

Serious health problems associated with BPA chemical Recent studies have added to overwhelming scientific evidence that Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a harmful chemical that should not be allowed to contaminate food. BPA (Bisphenol A) is found in polycarbonate plastics – used to make all sorts of household articles, including baby bottles and this is where it is […]

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Published: 27 Aug 2010 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

CANSA calls on Government to protect children against harmful chemicals in toys and baby bottles

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has noted with growing concern the increasing scientific evidence that babies and young children are exposed to many man-made chemicals, some of which may be harmful because they are hormone disrupters and could be risk-factors for breast and prostate cancer in later life. What is of particular concern is the finding that […]

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Published: 21 Aug 2008 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth

Children and second-hand smoke exposure

“Second-hand smoke is a health hazard to you and your family. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Give your child a smoke-free childhood.” Only 100% smoke-free environments protect your children and family from the very serious health problems that breathing second-hand smoke causes. Second-hand smoke (SHS), also known as environmental tobacco […]

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Published: 4 Feb 2008 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, No-Tobacco Campaign

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