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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 | Last 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 | Last Updated: 30 May 2022
Categories: CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, 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 | Last 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 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 16 Nov 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 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 3 Nov 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 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 13 Aug 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 Jul 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Jul 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 Jun 2021 | Last Updated: 21 Jun 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 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy

The International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations (ICARA) in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council invite you to a webinar titled: COVID-19 and the Tobacco Political and Health Economy. Experts present local and international learnings during COVID-19, looking at changes in smoking behaviour, as well as the pandemic’s impact on the sale and consumption of tobacco products. We examine Tobacco Industry marketing and policy interference during the COVID-19 pandemic. Could strong tobacco legislation make a difference?

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Published: 25 May 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Commit to Quit

CANSA is in full support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – ‘Commit to Quit’. WHO calls on all governments to ensure their citizens have access to advice, toll-free quit lines, mobile and digital quit smoking services, nicotine replacement therapies and other tools that are proven to help people quit smoking. Image credit: Freepik

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Published: 24 May 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Jun 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar – World No Tobacco Day 2021 #CommitToQuit

As we mark this annual milestone day, we hear from the National Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), civil society organisations, medical and nursing associations on what is being done to turn the tide on tobacco harm in South Africa.

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Published: 20 May 2021 | Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Money Smoke & Mirrors!

We examine the real cost of tobacco to South Africa’s economy, and our nation’s health. How do we turn the tide on tobacco harm and curb tobacco industry interference with policy and society at large? This webinar is part of a series of Tobacco Control Conversations on key issues during May and June. Follow @protectournext on social channels, or go to www.protectournext.co.za for more…

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Published: 13 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

Webinar Tobacco Control Conversations – Quit Stalling

As part of CANSA’s advocacy efforts related to the Tobacco Control Bill and protecting South Africans from tobacco harm, you can join a webinar next week Tuesday 11 May at 15:00 hosted by #ProtectourNext of which CANSA is a major partner. CANSA’s National Manager : Health Promotion, Lorraine Govender is part of the presenting panel.

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Published: 7 May 2021 | Last Updated: 21 May 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA Webinars, No-Tobacco Campaign

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

Allen Carr’s Easyway Webinar – Dr Charles Nel

It’s the fear of stopping that prevents smokers from succeeding. Give us a proper opportunity to remove that fear and you will stop. If you do not, we will refund your fee. Visit www.allencarr.co.za or call 0861 100 200 and view our webinar for World No Tobacco Day…

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Published: 31 May 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Webinars, Men's Health, No-Tobacco Campaign, Women's Health

CANSA Offers Support to Smokers during Lockdown and Beyond

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.

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Published: 25 Apr 2020 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

CANSA Offers Support to Public to Help Quit During Lockdown

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.

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Published: 14 Apr 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Hookah Pipes Can Spread Coronavirus

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…

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Published: 3 Apr 2020 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, No-Tobacco Campaign

Take A Deep Breath, for Health’s Sake!

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).

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Published: 29 May 2019 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: Media Releases & News, No-Tobacco Campaign

Haal Diep Asem, vir Gesondheidsonthalwe!

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 tabakprodukte in enige vorm te staak. Dit sal help om die risiko van kanker te […]

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Published: 26 Apr 2019 | Last Updated: 30 Apr 2021
Categories: No-Tobacco Campaign

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