WNTD 2018: Tobacco and Heart Disease, UCT KH shares knowledge on the harms of tobacco use with the general public

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Tobacco and Heart Disease is the theme for today’s World No Tobacco Day. Although most people regard cancer as the disease commonly associated with tobacco use, more smokers die of tobacco-attributable heart disease than tobacco-attributable cancers.

As our team celebrates WNTD2018, we share a newspaper article titled “How illicit trade undercuts efforts to curb smoking” by Corne van Walbeek of the UCT KH on tobacco tax and illicit trade. The article appeared in a local South African newspaper, Business Day. Business Day has a national readership. The full article can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-05-30-how-illicit-tobacco-trade-undercuts-effort-to-curb-smoking/