Who We Are

The South African Tobacco-Free Youth Forum is a network of vibrant Young people who are constantly & actively championing for Tobacco Control in our South African communities. Through the forum, we encourage Youth advocates to join the revolution in reaching a goal that is far bigger than ourselves. The forum encourages Youth advocates to join the revolution in creating & building ‘A Smoke Free Generation In Our Lifetime’.

By 2030, we believe we will see a generation of South African Youth who lead a Tobacco-Free lifestyle.


Our main goal is to EDUCATE, INFORM and INFLUENCE CHANGE through:

  • Creating A Formidable Youth Tobacco-Control Movement In South Africa
  • Educating & Informing Young People About The Harsh Realities And The Effects Of Tobacco Through Various Digital And Physical Campaigns.
  • Gaining Support & Putting Pressure On The Government To Process The Tobacco-Control Bill Through Various Legislative Stages.
  • Disengaging The Tobacco Industry Through Persuasive Communications & Media Outreach Activities.

​The South African Tobacco-Free Youth Forum seek to create a unified network of vibrant young leaders across South Africa, who will continuously champion and lead effective strategies for youth participation and advocacy in tobacco control by establishing provincial and regional youth chapters that will host information sessions, skills trainings, provide support and resources as well as open platforms for innovative think tanks.

The South African Tobacco Free Youth Forum aims to impact millions of lives by commanding the attention and respect of young people. Together, we can expand our influence and impact to make tobacco and nicotine addiction a thing of the past and contribute to ending the opioid crisis.


SATFYF has established Provincial Youth chapters in 4 provinces across South Africa in :

– Kwa-Zulu Natal
– Western Cape
– Gauteng
– Limpopo

These Youth chapters have dedicated Chairpersons, Spokespersons and Co-ordinators leading the advocacy work in each province.

‘Join The South African Tobacco-Free Youth Forum’ 

Tobacco Control Champion Network

We Think You Would Be A Great Fit To Join The Champions Network & Help Us Advocate For Stronger Tobacco Control Policies In South Africa!

Our Tobacco Control Champions Network is a one-of-a-kind global network of dedicated individuals who want to commit to using their voice to support tobacco control and serve as a core part of a movement that helps save the lives of millions across the globe.

As a member of the Champions Network, you’ll be joining a select group of advocates from around the world. You’ll have access to exclusive global events, resources, and other opportunities in the future. Together we will stop tobacco in its tracks and help make South Africa healthier and more vibrant place to live.

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