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SANCA – World No Tobacco Day  - 31st May

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. The yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the World Health Organization (WHO) is doing to fight against the use of tobacco, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to healthy living and to protect future generations.

South African group SANCA is committed to helping individuals stop smoking and/or vaping. They will soon be running their Kick Your Habit campaign to assist those battling addiction.

The annual campaign takes place from the 26th of June until the 30th of June. It is a wonderful project that aims to raise awareness of the challenges and complexities related to addiction and dependence. Issues facing people today, across all ages, cultures, and creeds.

Find out about this campaign by going to: https://www.sancanational.info/homepage

This year’s theme is: Grow food, not tobacco

Tobacco growing harms our health, the health of farmers, and the planet’s health. The tobacco industry interferes with attempts to substitute tobacco growing, contributing to the global food crisis.

This campaign encourages governments to end tobacco growing subsidies and use the savings to support farmers to switch to more sustainable crops that improve food security and nutrition. 

The key measure of campaign success would be the number of governments that pledge to end subsidies on tobacco growing.

Vaping is also of growing concern to SANCA as there is currently no legislation around vaping for adolescents.

For all those wishing to quit SANCA has a free online program on their website: https://www.sancanational.info/quit

You can contact the SANCA National Office on 011 892  3829   

OR Email: sancanational@telkomsa.net 

OR find them on Facebook.