South Africa’s tobacco users are smoking fewer daily cigarettes these days, but it came at a cost. Spoilers – it wasn’t worth it.


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Yolanda Mdzeke is a junior multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with an honours degree in journalism, specialising in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking, from Rhodes University in 2020.

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Joan van Dyk is a senior health journalist at Bhekisisa.