Shisha Remains Banned in Botswana

The use, sale and hiring of Shisha (also known as hubbly bubbly) is still prohibited in Botswana, according to the regulation 30G of the Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations issued on the 24th June 2020. However, some businesses in Gaborone still allow the use of hubbly bubbly in their premises despite the current ban. The ‘Shisha lifestyle’ has also spread to other parts of the country being Chobe and Okavango areas.

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Law Enforcement Officers Vow to Tighten Control of Smoking Act Enforcement

A number of Law Enforcement Officers from the different districts in Botswana have vowed to work closely together with all key stakeholders to ensure that there is full compliance with the current Control of Smoking Act (CoA) following the realisation that the poor compliance with the Act is a nationwide problem

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ATN Welcomes Ban On Shisha

The Anti Tobacco Network applauds the government of Botswana for banning the use and sale of Shisha as the ban on tobacco products sales and imports has been lifted. As we have previously highlighted, Shisha also known as Hubbly Bubbly is usually smoked in groups using shared mouth pieces that are a channel for transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.

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UPCOMING EVENT

World No Tobacco Day 2020

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. WHO calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation.

Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations

 Flavours appealing to children in smokeless tobacco, shisha and e-cigarettes.

 Promotion of tobacco products and the distribution of free samples at popular events for young people.

 Advertising and product placement on movies and tv-shows and through social media platforms with paid influencers.

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Events

12th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:30am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 08
  • May
World No Tobacco Day
  • at 6:00am
  • Mabutsane Village, Southern District.
  • 31
  • May
11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:00am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 03
  • May
11th Annual UB Health Fair & Walk
  • at 5:00am
  • Gaborone, Main Mall.
  • 03
  • May
World Cancer Day 2019
  • at 8:30am
  • Mochudi Main Kgotla.
  • 04
  • Feb
Cycle for Cancer. Kgatleng Cycling Day.
  • at 6:00am
  • Mmadipamo Primary School, Mochudi.
  • 02
  • Feb

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