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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17

[South Africa] Nicotine Hit: Does 'vaping' glamorise smoking?

Public health experts are sharply divided about e-cigarettes, with some arguing they could substantially cut deaths from tobacco-related illnesses - of which there are about 44000 a year in South Africa - while others warn that they glamorise smoking, es
Times LIVE (za)
added Apr 7, 2014 16:18

[South Africa] SA signs tobacco smuggling treaty

South Africa has signed a new international treaty that aims to stop the smuggling of tobacco, the National Council Against Smoking said on Friday.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jan 12, 2013 11:29

[South Africa] Tobacco companies see Africa as fertile ground

Smoking rates are declining or flat in much of the world. But they're rising in Africa, where even a child can afford the cost of a single cigarette.
Los Angeles Times
added Dec 13, 2012 14:06

[South Africa] Zimbabwe's illicit smokes flow into SA

Zimbabweans smoke more than five million cigarettes a day. But the really big money is made through an illicit cigarette trade in which Zimbabwean products end up being sold in South Africa.
Business Day (za)
added Sep 9, 2012 22:11

[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco harmful to those who farm it

A recent review of research on the environmental health impact of tobacco farming found that it degrades the environment, harms workers, and leads to the loss of land resources and biodiversity. The article in the journal Tobacco Control highlights toba
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Aug 7, 2012 23:50

[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12

BAT Says Planned South African Tobacco Rules May Close Plant

said it may close South Africa’s only cigarette plant if plans to ban branded tobacco packaging are implemented. BAT operates its eighth-largest factory globally in Heidelberg, south of Johannesburg. The proposed new rules would threaten the financial vi
Bloomberg News
added Mar 2, 2017 05:28

[Africa, South Africa] Fast facts: Women and smoking

While South African women are less likely to smoke than men, ladies often smoke more cigarettes per day than guys. Health-e brings you eight facts you might not know about women and smoking.
Health-E (za)
added Sep 2, 2013 12:42

[Africa, South Africa] Anti-smoking laws ‘unrealistic’

Township tavern owners have rejected the government’s latest anti-smoking regulations as unrealistic, including the ban on lighting up within 10m of building entrances. “Ten metres from my place would be over the road and in somebody else’s yard,” says D
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 30, 2013 12:50
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