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[South Africa] New tobacco bill will put thousands out of work, say industry groups

Informal township traders, farmers and unionised workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws...bill seeks to tighten the marketing and sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and new-generation pro
BusinessLive (za)
added Aug 10, 2018 16:27
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[South Africa] AUDIO: New Tobacco Bill poses potential safety risk for female smokers

seeks to ban the display of all tobacco products.... Imagine at night and ladies will have to go outside to smoke 10 metres away with the spate of rape currently happening in the country. — Fanny Mokoena, Chairperson of the Gauteng Liquor Forum
702 Talk Radio (za)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:55
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[Africa, South Africa] VEGTER: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government’s own impact assessment

The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electro
Daily Maverick (za)
added Aug 7, 2018 16:45
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[South Africa] Vaping in SA may cost more if British American Tobacco is allowed to buy Twisp, Competition Commission says

The Competition Commission believes British American Tobacco's (BAT) plan to buy e-cigarette company Twisp would lead to higher vaping prices in South Africa. BAT is already a global e-cigarette player and could've easily entered the South African market
Business Insider
added Jul 27, 2018 21:40
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[Africa, South Africa] Zimbabwean national bust with explosives, illicit cigarettes at border

South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday said customs officers made busts of capped fused explosives, as well as illicit cigarettes, at the Beitbridge border post in Zimbabwe. Spokesperson Sicelo Mkosi said on July 19, a panel van travelling fro
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 26, 2018 12:04
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[Africa, South Africa] DREYER: New bill makes it harder for smokers to choose reduced risk products

The proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, currently open for public comment, seeks to limit the marketing and information that retailers can give to customers...• Warren Dreyer is the owner of JJ Cale Tobacconists.
News24 (za)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:56
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco bill decrees no smoking in homes

Smokers who puff away in the presence of their domestic workers or gardeners could be fined - or jailed even - if they light up in their own homes. This is one of the provisions in the latest Tobacco Bill which also stipulates that you may not smoke in yo
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:53
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[Africa, South Africa] Vaping industry slams 'moralistic' new tobacco bill

Vaping activists say the latest tobacco bill is ignorant and not based on scientific evidence. The vaping industry says it wants to be seen as a partner in South Africa's health agenda because it is less harmful than smoking. The Africa Harm Reduction A
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 9, 2018 15:57
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[Africa, South Africa] How ‘Big Tobacco’ derailed Sars’ investigative ability

It’s a tragic tale of industrial espionage, profit-shifting schemes, disinformation, an alleged honeypot triple spy and questionable journalism. A new study attributing the loss of R7 billion to the fiscus through the illicit trade of tobacco and cigaret
The Citizen (za)
added Jul 29, 2018 22:57
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Prevalence and Correlates of Snuff Use, and its Association With Tuberculosis, Among Women Living With HIV in South Africa

A high proportion of nonsmoking South African women living with HIV use snuff, which was a risk factor for TB. Additional research is needed to understand the relationship between snuff, TB, and other potential health risks.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 9, 2018 15:07
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