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Addressing tobacco smoking in South Africa: Insights from behavioural science

G Ganz


Behavioural risk factors such as tobacco smoking contribute significantly to the global and local disease burden. This article surveys three behavioural science interventions that could reduce rates of tobacco smoking in South Africa.

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G Ganz, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Behavioural science; Public health; Social norms; Defaults; Plain packaging; Evidence-based intervention; Social psychology

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(11):1082-1083. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i11.12003

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-11-02
Date published: 2016-11-02

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