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Fast facts from the 2018 GSTHR report

Every six seconds a person dies from a smoking-related disease. More people die from smoking cigarettes than malaria, HIV and tuberculosis combined. Over 6 million…

Tobacco harm reduction and the right to health

By Vita Mithi and Chimwemwe Ngoma Combustible tobacco products inhaled into the lungs are the ultimate cause of health-related harms resulting from use of tobacco…

Psychosocial services at ST John of God

If you or your loved ones are struggling with tobacco smoking addiction, you can seek addiction and recovery services at St John of God Hospitaller…

The Role of Malawians as Social Advocates on Nicotine Addiction

By Lonjezo Idrissa (Volunteer Ambassador) Malawi, one of the countries in the Southern Region of Africa, has for a long time being affected with the…

Tobacco Harm Reduction: One of the Alternatives towards Achieving SDG 3.

By Vita Mithi (THR-Malawi Volunteer Ambassador)  Harm reduction refers to policies, regulations and activities that are put forward to reduce health risks or encourage less…

Politics as Usual: Tobacco Economics

By Sahani Lungu (Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocate) Fact, in Malawi, agriculture contributes to 1/3rd of the country’s GDP and up to 80% of the total…

The KAC Global Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme 2019

Recent years have seen advances in the scientific understanding of products used for tobacco harm reduction, including laboratory-based and clinical studies of their effects and…

Protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke

Although some research studies have established a strong relationship between smoking and alcohol consumption, it is also important to pin point that not all alcohol…

Sweet deadly sensation

By Sahani Lungu (Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocate)  There is compounding scientific evidence that smokers enjoy their habit because it stimulates the flow of feel good…

Cigarette butts; a threat to the health of under-five children.

By Vita Mithi (THR_Malawi Volunteer Ambassador) Imagine this; you are a tobacco farmer or you are a manager at one of cigarette manufacturing companies in…

MUSICIAN’S ROLE ON TOBACCO SMOKING

By Lonjezo Idrissa When different song artists started writing and producing their own songs for their societies, the music industry used to be one of…

Let’s deal with cigarette addiction

By Dumase Gzambo Mapemba. He is a lung cancer patient under chemotherapy, bedridden in the medical ward at Kamuzu Central Hospital where he is battling…

Wheel of Tobacco Regulation

We must take the initiative to use these interventions more vigorously. This will require governments, civil society, researchers to work together. The Tobacco Atlas

Tobacco Smoking as a Superstition/ Medicine

By Vita Mithi Tobacco smoking is understood to have superstitious elements in some parts of rural Rumphi and Balaka districts. Superstition can be defined as…

Mkamanga’s testimony on tobacco harms

On 5 September, 2018, Tobacco Harm Reduction team had an opportunity to converse with Mr. Kumbukani Mkamanga, a Nursing Officer, medical ward at Kamuzu Central…