5 December 2018
In October, a tweet by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World says so: “49% of men and 34.1% of women in South Africa smoke, but only 51% of smokers have heard of vapo[u]r products. We must raise awareness around harm reduction.”
But is it true? A reader asked Africa Check to verify South Africa’s share of smokers. Data from a global smoking poll
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is a non-profit organisation. It is mainly funded by one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world, Philip Morris International, which also sells smoke-free nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaporisers.
To read the article titled "Should you believe the latest smoking figures from this tobacco-funded non-profit" Click here