Turbo-charging tobacco control in South Africa

Derek Yach, Elle Alexander


South Africa hosts the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town in 2018, placing a spotlight on the country’s tobacco control policies and progress. SA has an opportunity to show global leadership by accelerating tobacco control in the country, and should use the time from now to 2018 to build a coalition of local players committed to demonstrate how a turbo- charged approach can impact millions of smokers.  

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Derek Yach, The Vitality Institute, New York, USA

Elle Alexander, The Vitality Institute, New York, USA

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Tobacco; Smoking; Health; Control; South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(8):637-638. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8032

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Date submitted: 2015-09-23
Date published: 2015-09-23

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