South Africa is participating in the Global Adult Tobacco Survey for the first time. It’s a global standard household survey that aims to enhance countries’ capacity to develop, implement, and monitor tobacco control interventions. With the ban on tobacco sales last year, there was much concern about the strain that smokers would place on hospitals during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more on the survey, On The Agenda spoke to South African Medical Research Council specialist researcher focusing on tobacco, Dr Catherine Egbe
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