OP-ED: World Heart Day: Stop smoking and give your heart and lungs a break

Tobacco use is a common risk factor to the onset of the four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs): Cardiovascular disease (CVD – heart disease and strokes), cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes. An estimated 48% of deaths in South Africa are attributed to NCDs, with CVD accounting for 18% of these deaths....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Monday, 28 September