Second hand smokers must be protected, says health organisations


The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) and the South African Medical Association (SAMA) welcomes the draft control of tobacco products bill which will help limit smoking.

DENOSA chairperson in Limpopo Monyaki Lesiba said they are also worried by the increasing numbers of the youth that is smoking.

 Monyaki said any bill that will regulate control over sowing, seeing and packaging especially to the youth they accept full support.

He said they are concerned that 20% of the country population is still smoking and some are dying as a result.

Dr Sizeka Maweya, SAMA chairperson, said it is disappointing to have smoking designed areas in hospital and they must be banned.

Maweya said more than 42 thousand people die annually from tobacco related illnesses in South Africa, which is higher than the death toll from road accidents

He said most people who are affected are second hand smokers like young children, pregnant women, and people with vulnerable health.

“Smokers must take responsibility to protect other people from second hand smoking and government must strengthen legislation,” said Maweya.

Thapelo Motseo

COMPANY BACKGROUND Sekhukhune Times was founded in 2015 for the purpose of providing Sekhukhune community and businesses with quality news. The business is operated within the Sekhukhune district municipality which consist of four municipality namely Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality and Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality . Sekhukhune Times help the readers to become aware of their surroundings from social life, to the news happening in the community and also not forgetting what’s happening on the outside world’ it brings you all the news in a convenient and simple language that community can understand and It is released every Thursday and distributed through various mine, shops, , pubiic institutions and in schools. Complimentary copies are distributed to advertisers. The publication is also available online Sekhukhune Times bring you all the news you need to know about the community, events coming up, speeches and also some tips on surviving student life as well as anything which you feel could be beneficial to students voicing out their opinions. MISSION . To became a cross border publication that will link young people from all corners of the world. . To became a source of information to the youth and community in general. .To became a tool for businesses big and small to market their products. .To serve as a communication tool for businesses, government, school and communities in general. .To offer jobs to young people and thus participate in eradicating unemployment, which is a major contributor to increase in crime, AIDS and poverty in our communities. .Provide auxiliary services such as printing, layout and design and photography for other institutions. . Sekhukhune Times is committed to providing the client with a quality product at competitive price within schedule. . At all time we will address and service the customers, requirements, comply with specifications, standards and technical requirements, act ethically and with dignity

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :