Anti-tobacco lobbyists decry lax controls


The Anti tobacco Network (ATN) has expressed displeasure at the way government treats tobacco control issues compared to alcohol consumption licensing.

The executive director at ATN,  Bontle Mbongwe, who is also a public health academic at the University of Botswana, yesterday said the government had moved quickly to address alcohol abuse concerns, but was taking decades to address “a simple issue” of tobacco control which was threatening to eat away at the new generation.

Mbongwe said issues of health should be treated equally if Botswana is to achieve its goals of a healthy and productive nation.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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