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South African Youth Peaceful Protest

On the 12th of March 2024 the South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF) led a peaceful youth protest outside parliament in Cape Town voicing the South African Youth concerns and grievances about the delay of the public hearings process on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill (2022). The youth members were representatives of different organisations such as South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum (SATFYF), Cancer Association of South African (CANSA), National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), and Youth In Power, Africa Rise (YIPAR).

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Published: 14 March 2024
Updated: 10 April 2024
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Outrage As KZN Tobacco Bill Public Hearings Still Not Finalised

South Africa’s leading public health and community organisations, united as Protect our Next, are expressing outrage over the lack of confirmation of public hearings for the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in KwaZulu-Natal, one of the last two remaining provinces yet to have consultations.

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Published: 14 March 2024
Updated: 14 March 2024
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Highlights, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA World Lung Cancer Day Webinar

RECORDING and notes available: World Lung Cancer Day Webinar. Risk factors, a patient’s perspective, research regarding eCigarettes and how tobacco use impacts on youth were discussed…

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Published: 26 July 2023
Updated: 31 August 2023
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

CANSA at Parliamentary Portfolio Committee in support of Tobacco bill

As part of Parliament engagement, our #CANSAAdvocacy team members, Lorraine and Minenhle formed part of civil society in support of the Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill that was presented by National Department of Health to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on 31 May 2023.  We showed our support through our presence at the […]

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Published: 20 July 2023
Updated: 20 July 2023
Categories: No-Tobacco Campaign

Clearing the Air: CANSA Supports Smoke-Free Legislation

CANSA fully supports the Ministry of Health’s proposed Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill that may require all enclosed and some outdoor public areas to be 100% smoke-free. Currently, the Bill is in parliament and OPEN for public comments until 4 SEPTEMBER 2023. Show your support by helping to get the new proposed South African Tobacco Bill (2018) passed – submit online…

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Published: 20 July 2023
Updated: 13 September 2023
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

Call for Public Comments: Tobacco Products & Electronic Delivery Systems Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Health is inviting the public and other relevant stakeholders to submit written comments and indicate interest in making oral submissions on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill. Written submissions must be emailed or submitted ONLINE by the 4th SEPTEMBER 2023. The Bill is designed to protect the health of all South Africans. The Bill seeks to strengthen public health protection measures, align South African Tobacco Control law with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention and to repeal the current existing Tobacco Control Act (1993)…

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Published: 17 July 2023
Updated: 4 August 2023
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

The True Cost of Tobacco

The theme for World No Tobacco Day for 2023 is “We Need Food Not Tobacco”. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) wholeheartedly supports the World Health Organisation (WHO) campaign to create awareness around the negative consequences of tobacco farming and use of tobacco. Government and policy makers are encouraged to motivate the advantages of substitution of tobacco with nutritious and sustainable alternative crops, making resources available to local tobacco farmers who wish to switch crops.

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Published: 1 June 2023
Updated: 4 July 2023
Categories: Advocacy, Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA Service Spotlight – Lorraine Govender (National Manager: Health Promotion)

Lorraine Govender CANSA National Manager: Health Promotion shares what she loves about her job and her role in advocating for tobacco control in South Africa on behalf of CANSA…

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Published: 30 May 2023
Updated: 4 July 2023
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign, Work for CANSA

Towards Freedom from Tobacco and Nicotine – the Tobacco Control Bill

This Freedom Day advocates of tobacco control are highlighting the power of the law to protect our rights to freedom and health, while calling for the passing of new legislation to free South Africa from addiction and other harms associated with the use of tobacco and related products including e-cigarettes.  “As we commemorate our first democratic elections, let’s celebrate the power of good governance and law to change lives for the better and protect our future.  We believe in creating a tobacco-free and nicotine-free South Africa.  The Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill, currently in parliament, will help us do that,” says Dr Sharon Nyatsanza, Deputy Director of the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS). Show your support for a tobacco-free and nicotine-free South Africa this Freedom Day by visiting www.protectournext.co.za and pledging your support for the Bill. Let’s pass the Bill in 2023!

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Published: 26 April 2023
Updated: 4 July 2023
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

Knowledge for Life: CANSA Unveils Podcast Series For #GivingTuesday

In a significant step towards community education, CANSA introduces a podcast series sharing helpful insights into lowering the cancer risk and care. This initiative underlines CANSA’s commitment to educating the public with knowledge that can make a difference in the fight against cancer…

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Published: 22 February 2023
Updated: 7 March 2024
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, About Cancer, Advocacy, Balanced Lifestyle, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, CANSA's Seal of Recognition, Caregiving and Cancer, Environment, I have Cancer, Media Releases & News, Men's Health, No Alcohol, No-Tobacco Campaign, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners, SunSmart, Women's Health, World Cancer Day - 4 Feb

SA’s Tobacco Control Bill Reaches Major Milestone on its Path to Law

News that Cabinet has approved the submission of the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill of 2018 to Parliament was welcomed by South Africa’s health organisations forming part of Protect our Next as a major milestone for tobacco control in South Africa. The organisations include the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), the South […]

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Published: 11 October 2022
Updated: 14 October 2022
Categories: No-Tobacco Campaign

KANSA sê Kies Rookvrye Lewenswyses

English media release 30 Mei 2022 – Die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ondersteun die tema ‘Tabak – ‘n Bedreiging vir ons Omgewing’ vir Wêreld Geen-Tabak Dag (31 Mei 2022). In samewerking met die Nasionale Raad Teen Rook (the National Council Against Smoking), die Hart en Beroerte-Stigting van Suid-Afrika en die Suid-Afrikaanse Mediese Navorsingsraad, help KANSA […]

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Published: 30 May 2022
Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA says Choose Smoke-free Lives

CANSA aligns itself to the theme, ‘Tobacco – Threat to our Environment’ for World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2022). Together with the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, it continues  campaigning for the new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to be passed by Parliament, to make it easier for South Africans to choose smoke-free lives and put an end to the threat tobacco-use poses to the environment…

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Published: 28 May 2022
Updated: 14 July 2022
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA & Partners Campaign for New Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to be Passed by Parliament

2022 – CANSA together with the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS), Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, continues  campaigning for the new Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to be passed by Parliament, to make it easier for South Africans to choose smoke-free lives and put an end to the threat tobacco-use poses to the environment…

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Published: 19 May 2022
Updated: 20 July 2023
Categories: No-Tobacco Campaign

E-cigarette Study Funded by CANSA

CANSA funded a qualitative research study on electronic cigarettes in collaboration with the UCT Knowledge Co-op which facilitated the project. The study focussed on the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes towards e-cigarettes among university students. Dissertation – 2019 (PDF) Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are deemed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes because they do not contain a […]

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Published: 19 May 2022
Updated: 19 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Research, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – Talking Lung Cancer 11 November 2021

A round table discussion via Zoom took place on Thursday, 11 November 2021, featuring a cancer patient; Dr Poovan Govender, Oncologist, and a palliative care nurse, Zodwa Sithole (CANSA Head of Advocacy), and caregiver, Christa Matthee – recording now available…

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Published: 9 November 2021
Updated: 16 November 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, Caregiving and Cancer, I have Cancer, No-Tobacco Campaign, Types of cancer

CANSA Speaks – Facebook Session Protect Our Next

View recording: Dr Sithembile Ngidi, oncologist wraps up Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lorraine Govender from CANSA shared information on where to go for help and support, and discussed how the new Tobacco Control Bill will better protect our health…

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Published: 29 October 2021
Updated: 3 November 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

CANSA Webinar: Lung Cancer – Our Voice Our Story

Webinar Recording: Patients and caregivers sharing their viewpoints about overcoming lung cancer…

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Published: 4 August 2021
Updated: 13 August 2021
Categories: A Loved One has Cancer, CANSA Webinars, I have Cancer, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

World Lung Cancer Day – Why Tobacco is a Problem

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of cancer in the world. Estimates suggest that approximately one-third of all cancers are caused by tobacco use. In South Africa lung cancer features among the 5 top cancers in the country among men and women. Why is Tobacco a Problem? Tobacco is a widely and legally available […]

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Published: 29 July 2021
Updated: 30 July 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – QUIT the Vaping Lies!

No more ‘nicoteens’! The truth about smoking, vaping and nicotine and our youth. We discuss the health impacts of e-cigarettes and new research in South Africa that creates cause for concern. Young voices share their perspectives on the e-cigarette lures and pressures they experience. Will the new Tobacco Control Bill be in time to stem the damage?

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Published: 11 June 2021
Updated: 21 June 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

World No Tobacco Day: Data Reveals Urgent Need for Tighter Tobacco Control

As we mark World No Tobacco Day 2021, observed each year on May 31, the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations in South Africa have spoken about what should be done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa. Deputy Minister of Health, […]

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Published: 4 June 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

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