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Tobacco Control Campaign

Regardless of the age at which you quit, ex-smokers live longer than those who continue to smoke, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Graphic warnings on cigarette packs are more likely to get smokers thinking about the health risks associated with their habit than packs with only text warnings. This is according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Only text warnings are currently printed on cigarette and other tobacco packaging in South Africa, however, graphic warning labels with pictures of diseased lungs and mouth and throat cancers caused by smoking has been approved by the Department of Health and is expected to appear on local packaging in the near future.

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