ATN Welcomes Ban On Shisha

The Anti Tobacco Network applauds the government of Botswana for banning the use and sale of Shisha as the ban on tobacco products sales and imports has been lifted. As we have previously highlighted, Shisha also known as Hubbly Bubbly is usually smoked in groups using shared mouth pieces that are a channel for transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

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SMOKING, VAPING MAY INCREASE COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19

Now may be a good time to try quitting smoking or using e-cigarettes, because doing so might reduce the risk for complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to health experts.

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Health Ministry Vows to Protect Youth from the Tobacco Industry

The Minister of Health and Wellness Hon. Dr Lemogang Kwape says it is the intention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness to ensure that young people are protected from the manipulative tactics employed by the tobacco industry and related industries.

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UPCOMING EVENT

World No Tobacco Day 2020

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations

 Flavours appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha and e-cigarettes.

 Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.

 Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.

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Events

12th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:30am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 08
  • May
World No Tobacco Day
  • at 6:00am
  • Mabutsane Village, Southern District.
  • 31
  • May
11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:00am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 03
  • May
11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:00am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 03
  • May
World Cancer Day 2019
  • at 8:30am
  • Mochudi Main Kgotla.
  • 04
  • Feb
Cycle for Cancer. Kgatleng Cycling Day.
  • at 6:00am
  • Mmadipamo Primary School, Mochudi.
  • 02
  • Feb

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