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Media release: Plain packaging: Five years of failure! An open letter to WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus

 22 Mar 18
“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 think tanks and rights advocates are sending to the new WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus in reference to the plain packaging policy the organization continues to promote.…

Media release: The Department of Health’s proposals are an effective ban on smoking

 27 Nov 17
Government’s interference a threat to rights of individuals, private property owners and bad for business…

Core aspects of anti-tobacco proposals fall short of constitutional criteria

27 Nov 17   Leon Louw
What, if anything, does our constitution tell us about anti-smoking laws and policies?…

Media release: Department of Health plays Mary Poppins

14 Nov 17   FMF Media Release
Aaron Motsoaledi: “…why do kids need nannies? Because there are certain things which they can’t do for themselves; they need somebody to take care of them. We are playing that role…”…

Red herrings and bureaucrats: What are they smoking?

13 Nov 17   Leon Louw
In a democratic society, can government collude with citizens to abuse and undermine the freedoms ordinary South Africans died to ensure? Unfortunately, it can.…

Reviewing freedom of choice, as plain packaging tobacco rules considered

07 Jun 17   Martin van Staden
Freedom of choice flies out the window when so-called ‘bad' choices can summarily be overruled or interfered with by government.…

Media release: World No Tobacco Day: 31 May 2017 – FOCUS: Plain Packaging

30 May 17   FMF Media Release
“Consumers, by definition, include us all. They are the largest economic group in the economy, affecting and affected by almost every public economic all.…