Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published the long-awaited Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.

Most restaurant owners support a full ban on smoking in their establishments, according to a recent study.

Today is World Asthma Day. ‘Never too early, never too late. It's always the right time to address airways disease,’ is this year’s theme.

Told to submit list of restaurants, bars allowing hookah in 10 days.

The government on Tuesday deferred the deadline for the implementation of new anti-tobacco warnings that need to be rotated with stricter deterrent images every two years.

Pancreatic cancers are caused due to sedentary lifestyle, smoking and high intake of alcohol.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may help cigarette smokers quit smoking, yet they may also facilitate cigarette smoking for never-smokers. Researchers quantified the balance of health benefits and harms associated with e-cigarette use at the population level.

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Expert says that in most places it is equivalent to smoking 5-7 cigarettes

E-cigarette smoke (ECS) delivers nicotine through aerosols without burning tobacco. ECS is promoted as noncarcinogenic. We found that ECS induces DNA damage in mouse lung, bladder, and heart and reduces DNA-repair functions and proteins in lung. Nicotine and its nitrosation product 4-(methylnitrosamine)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone can cause the same effects as ECS and enhance mutations and tumorigenic cell transformation in cultured human lung and bladder cells.

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