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An interactive portal that collects, analyses and presents data and information on tobacco control in South Africa through rigorous primary and secondary research.

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We would like to thank our stakeholders and partners who participated in the TCDI assessment mission and workshop or reviewed content for this website. Organisations that participated:

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Cancer Association of South Africa
Department of Treasury
Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa
Human Sciences Research Council
South African Medical Research Council
The Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Research

National Department of Health
National Council Against Smoking
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling Advisory, Advocacy and Action Group
World Health Organization

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