Tag - Youth tobacco

WA researchers look at how state laws can be used to stop influencers promoting vaping on social media

Key points: WA researchers will look at what changes can be made to state laws to stop young people seeing vaping adds on social media There are concerns about the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes It's believed social media platforms are playing a role in promoting vapes as 'cool' and 'fun' West Australian researchers are...

‘Is it really worth it?’: NGO determined to ‘protect the youth’ by championing stronger tobacco control laws

Despite the disturbingly clear health warnings plastered on the fronts of cigarette cartons, smoking remains the number one cause of preventable deaths globally. In South Africa alone, there are 4 200 tobacco-related deaths recorded annually. Aware of the threat that tobacco poses to our health and the environment, a network of young, vibrant individuals have banded together to form...