Itsoseng - The North West government has embarked on a campaign to encourage people to embrace healthy lifestyles.
Tobacco excise tax increases in the budget seem to be as inevitable as night following day.
About five million people die each year from smoking-related diseases The world's first global health treaty - the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - has come into force.
The department of health (DOH) has come up with a new draft law that will ban the display of tobacco products. If the law is passed, no person will be allowed to sell a tobacco product unless it is hidden from the general view of the public at the point of sale.
South Africa's controversial and long-awaited tobacco law – the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act – comes into effect on October 1 this year, banning smoking in public places.