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Smoke project

All kinds of smoke contain carcinogens. Millions of South Africans are exposed to smoke every day: from motor car emission gasses due to traffic congestion to burning wood and coal due to poor ventilation in huts and township shacks. These kinds of smoke are largely ignored and may be causing cancer. Cigarette smoke is recognised as a cancer threat.

Fact sheet on smoke

Download the fact sheet on smoke.

Progress made by us

The following measures have to be taken by CANSA and in some cases made sustainable through governmental legislation:

  •   Education against smoking
  •   Restrictions on the sale of tobacco
  •   Increasing cost of cigarettes
  •   Restrictions on the locality where smoking is allowed
  •   Restrictions on tobacco advertising
  •   Increase in tobacco taxation
  •   Catalytic reduction of emission gases
  •   Anti-pollution measures affecting industries


Get involved

  • Ask a question or make a comment regarding our research in the box at the bottom of this page.
  • Click here to make a secure online donation to support this research project or make a direct deposit to ABSA Bank, Account: CANSA Research, number: 4079965964, Branch: 632005, Reference: Type B Research – Smoke Project.
  • Read more about CANSA research here.
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