May 31 marks the World No Tobacco Day to intensify awareness about the dangers of smoking.
Department of Health will commemorate World NO Tobacco Day with a high-level virtual dialogue with scientists, civil society and the media hosted by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize.
Scientific evidence shows that smoking suffocates the lungs and other organs, starving them of the oxygen they need to function properly.
The Department of Health supports the global movement, led by the World Health Organization, aimed at protecting children from exploitation by the tobacco industry. South Africa is fully committed to enact strict tobacco control laws, including regulating products like e-cigarettes that have already begun to hook a new generation of young people.
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