Tobacco companies target young people- Cansa

The Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) says the introduction of plain cigarette packaging could reduce tobacco consumption.

Cansa supports the call from the World Health Organization (Who) that requires tobacco products to have plain packaging and graphic warning signs.

Listen to head of health at Cansa, Professor Michael Herbst, below for more information...


This article first appeared on 702 : Tobacco companies target young people- Cansa


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