Poor countries could be at risk of being dumping ground for combustible cigarettes, harm reduction activist Dr. Letlape warns

On October 26, 2023

Renowned public health activist, Dr. Kgosi Letlape, has warned that developing countries, particularly those in Africa, could soon be a dumping ground for combustible cigarettes if authorities do not put in place regulations that restrict importation and consumption of the cigarettes.

Letlape sounded the warning during his keynote presentation at the opening of the Third Edition of Harm Reduction Exchange Conference underway at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.