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[Africa, South Africa] EXCLUSIVE: Underworld, tobacco and drug war sparks shootings and protests

multiple takeovers are underway in the multi-billion rand industries of illegal cigarette, drug and nightclub protection rackets, and that traditional smuggling routes between the two cities are being shifted. In the past month, a public takeover of the
News24 (za)
added May 13, 2017 01:43
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[Africa, South Africa] Pharmacists get involved in anti-smoking campaign

Maimin (crt), acting CEO of the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA), explained that community pharmacies across South Africa have committed their participating in [WHO's] anti-tobacco initiative “Pharmacists Against Tobacco”.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added May 8, 2017 19:15

[South Africa] New smoke-free e-cigarette launches in SA

Philip Morris International (PMI) has launched its iQOS smoke-free tobacco device in SA, claiming the new e-cigarette technology is a "less harmful alternative for smokers". PMI is the owner of cigarette brands Marlboro and Chesterfield. It says the iQOS
ITWeb (za)
added May 5, 2017 12:56

[India, South Africa] Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

Here, we mostly focus on initiatives to control smoking because smoked tobacco causes more systemic diseases and has higher overall risks for the user than other forms of tobacco use. We also briefly review the status of smokeless tobacco.
British Medical Journal
added Apr 12, 2017 19:06

Big tobacco could soon come after South Africans

smoking epidemic is being exported from the rich world to low and middle income countries... Saloojee....said: “Africa with its young populations‚ low smoking rates‚ lack of strong tobacco control laws and growing economies is a prime target for the cigar
Times LIVE (za)
added Apr 11, 2017 15:17

[Africa, South Africa] 5 arrested for murder, hijacking following Cape Town cigarette van heist

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing and hijacking of a cigarette delivery van security guard, an incident said to be part of a fight for control of the illicit cigarette trade. On Monday Eldridge Lucas, 60, was shot dead in Ha
News24 (za)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52

[Africa, South Africa] 2 killed as illicit cigarette trade battle in Cape Town heats up

A fight to dominate the illicit cigarette trade in Cape Town has seen at least two men killed in three days. And more violence is expected. In the latest incident, a 60-year-old security guard was gunned down in Hanover Park when a cigarette delivery v
News24 (za)
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34

[Africa, South Africa] Illicit cigarette trading linked to murder of Cape Town gang boss – sources

The murder of a Fancy Boys gang leader on Saturday has apparently lifted the lid on the massive illicit cigarette trade, said to be one of the most lucrative industries dominated by underworld factions. News24 understands that Shamiel Eyssen, 45, who was
News24 (za)
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34

The effect of excise tax increases on cigarette prices in South Africa [FREE FULL TEXT]

South Africa’s experience indicates that tobacco companies’ ability to pass through the excise tax is constrained by the degree of competition in the market. This has implications for the effectiveness of excise tax increases as a tobacco control tool.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56

[Africa, South Africa] ‘Put the cigarette out near the baby please!’: Kind trucker who stops to give a baby elephant a drink on a scorching day is attacked for

A truck driver who stopped to give a baby elephant some water on a scorching day was condemned for smoking during the encounter. Footage uploaded on to Facebook by Chantelle En Rudi Beyleveld shows the truck driver squatting on a road behind his vehic
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 16:02
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