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[Africa, South Africa] Reynolds may give BAT second wind

BRITISH American Tobacco’s sizeable stake in the enlarged Reynolds American group promises to deliver increased returns for the second-largest cigarette maker, which on Wednesday posted slower first-half sales amid declining cigarette volumes.
Business Day (za)
added Jul 30, 2015 06:58

[South Africa] Tobacco industry on its knees as cigarette vehicle hijackers strike gold

Heavily armed criminal gangs are plundering the lucrative tobacco industry, carrying out at least four hijackings a day on vehicles transporting cigarettes. "You 'hit' a vehicle transporting cigarettes and you strike gold," said Francois van der Merwe,
Times LIVE (za)
added Jun 5, 2015 07:19

[Africa, South Africa] BAT calls for no increase on cigarette taxes

says the illegal cigarette trade has cost government R20 billion in unpaid taxes. "We'd like to urge the National Treasury to keep excise duties on cigarettes at the current level. And propose that rather it looks at widening the tax space and focuses on
Eyewitness News (za)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:16

[Africa, South Africa] EDITORIAL: Learn from cigarette tax

using taxes as a blunt instrument to achieve social goals does not work. Alcohol is also heavily taxed, yet alcohol abuse remains rampant. Sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs have actually increased since an emissions tax was imposed. Taxing sugar is not the way
Business Day (za)
added Aug 21, 2014 07:00

[Australia] WTO taps South African ex-minister to judge tobacco dispute

Former South African Trade Minister Alec Erwin will lead a World Trade Organization panel appointed to judge a landmark trade dispute over Australia's anti-tobacco laws, the global trade body said on Tuesday. Erwin, a former trade unionist and member of
added May 6, 2014 16:59

[Africa, South Africa, UK] ROSE: THE LAST WORD: BAT's shady plan to to light up politics

how far will it go to thwart the UK’s “plain pack” rules? Especially if the company is then armed with blanket authority to pay off politicians. Rather more interesting, then, is what shareholders do when faced with this sort of resolution. At BAT’s AGM
Business Day (za)
added May 5, 2014 20:31

[Africa, South Africa] EDITORIAL: Lung cancer: a global scourge

Prevention is the only cost-effective and sustainable means to reduce the tobacco-related cancer burden. Tobacco control must therefore rank as the top priority. ... Nicola Roxon has said, “we are killing people by not acting”.
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 23, 2013 02:41

[Africa, South Africa] Higher cigarette prices do save lives

And estimated 30% of South Africans are smokers, and about 60% of all lung cancer deaths in South Africa are due to tobacco smoking, according to the national Lung Cancer Association. “By taking the right measures, this tobacco epidemic can be entirely
Health 24 (za)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:12

[South Africa] The World Tobacco's Shifting Burden: From the Rich to the Poor

Doctors and researchers meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, last week issued a dire warning. Latin America, they said, is at risk of being overwhelmed by a burgeoning cancer epidemic. One cause of concern is the prevalence of smoking in the region. “Unless th
The World
added Apr 30, 2013 16:10

[Africa, South Africa] Sale of e-cigs illegal in SA

Electronic, or e-cigarettes are sold illegally from many shopping centres across South Africa despite a change in legislation last year.
Health-E (za)
added Apr 18, 2013 21:02
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