Tobacco control requires political leaders� intervention � ATN

Tobacco control advocacy group, Anti-Tobacco Network (ATN), has called on politicians to prioritise tobacco control and address the issue with the same vigour they do alcohol and HIV/AIDS.

ATN executive director, Dr Bontle Mbongwe said the repercussions of tobacco use pose a serious threat to the national health, affect productivity in addition to bulging the health bill. As a result, she said a strong political leadership is needed to combat the issue.

Speaking at a tobacco control workshop for health professionals and civil society held in Mokolodi Nature Reserve Friday, Mbongwe noted that tobacco product use and its associated impacts are treated less of an issue.

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