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What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?

Jan 22, 2021: This opinion piece is part of VPASA's (Vapour Products Association of South Africa) We Are Not Tobacco (WANT) campaign, which seeks to differentiate electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) from combustible tobacco products.

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South Africa is possibly the world’s largest black market for cigarettes

Jan 21, 2021: Forcing smokers to buy illegally during the tobacco ban has normalised the act of selling and buying illicit brands for both retailers and consumers, costing the fiscus some R8 billion a year, a new report states.

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Vaping Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers, Compared To Smoking

Jan 18, 2021: Remember vaping? Remember, before COVID-19 took all the oxygen out of the room when vaping was a big fear. A new study shows what we have claimed all along is true; vaping reduces inflammatory biomarkers associated with smoking tobacco.

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Biden Has a Duty to Nicotine Users

Jan 18, 2021: The coming presidency of Joe Biden is a new chapter in American history, hopefully closing a divisive chapter of hate among fellow citizens and a lack of basic human decency in the Oval Office.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)