Editorial

Tobacco, nicotine and e-cigarettes: Protecting children in South Africa

A T R Westwood, A Vanker, D Gray

Abstract


A piece of health legislation that is pivotal for the health of children in South Africa (SA) is currently before parliament: the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill 2018.[1] We outline why further control of tobacco and nicotine is important for the health of children in SA, and why the legislation deserves the strong support of all those who seek to promote the best interests of children in this country.


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A T R Westwood, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

A Vanker, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

D Gray, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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South African Journal of Child Health 2019;13(1):4-5. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2019.v13i1.1639

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-04-11
Date published: 2019-04-11

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