Shisha Remains Banned in Botswana

Shisha Remains Banned in Botswana

  • 03/12/2020

The use, sale and hiring of Shisha (also known as hubbly bubbly) is still prohibited in Botswana, according to the regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations issued on the 24th June 2020. However, some businesses in Gaborone still allow the use of hubbly bubbly in their premises despite the current ban. The ‘Shisha lifestyle’ has also spread to other parts of the country being Chobe and Okavango areas [...]

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ATN Welcomes Ban On Shisha

ATN Welcomes Ban On Shisha

  • 18/08/2020

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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ATN World No Tobacco Day 2020 Speech- Prof. Bontle Mbongwe

ATN World No Tobacco Day 2020 Speech- Prof. Bontle Mbongwe

  • 26/06/2020

As Botswana joins the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World No-Tobacco Day, the Anti-Tobacco Network wishes to highlight the harm  and devastation of tobacco consumption on the youth who have become the vulnerable target of the deadly dependency on the addictive products from a shamelessly manipulative industry. [...]

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ATN Calls for a Gradual Process in Lifting the Tobacco Ban

ATN Calls for a Gradual Process in Lifting the Tobacco Ban

  • 08/06/2020

The Anti Tobacco Network Executive Director Professor Bontle Mbongwe has called on the government to adopt a gradual process when lifting the current ban on the sale and importation of tobacco products. In her World No Tobacco Day 2020 speech, Prof. Mbongwe highlighted that the prohibition of tobacco and tobacco related products sales and imports by the Botswana Government is a commendable initiative because of the relationship between COVID-19 and tobacco use, indicating that a gradual process is required in lifting the ban so that social distancing rules are not violated by the youth who are known to sit in groups to smoke. [...]

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