Tobacco experts questions lack of ‘regulation’ of alcohol industry

NATIONAL Tobacco experts have questioned why government has not pursued similar regulation for the alcohol industry. It comes as the Tobacco and Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill prepares to reach Parliament. Stakeholders agree alcohol causes much greater harm than tobacco, particularly during the festive season. The Health Department[…]

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Health Dept concludes Tobacco control webinars

LOCAL The Department of Health is expected to concluded a series of Tobacco Control webinars on Wednesday. Among the discussions include South Africa’s policies around tobacco control and the role of stakeholders in intensifying public awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco on the health and economy of the country.[…]

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Cigarette sales ban legal battle continues on Thursday

The case involving British American Tobacco South Africa’s (BATSA) challenge to the tobacco sales ban by government continues in the High Court in Cape Town today. Yesterday, BATSA said COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma had infringed on the rights of consumers, farmers and others in the value chain of the[…]

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High Court reserves judgment in tobacco sales ban case

Smokers in South Africa are anxiously waiting for the High Court in Pretoria to deliver judgment in the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) case against a ban on the sale of tobacco products. FITA took the government to court saying Regulation 27 of the Disaster Management Act was irrational[…]

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Illicit tobacco trade is crime catalyst

Illicit trading in the tobacco sector creates a catalyst for other crimes, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday. “Illegal trade in tobacco products is huge business which often spread to other crimes, like money laundering and drug dealing,” Phiyega said in a speech prepared for delivery at a[…]

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