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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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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
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[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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[South Africa] Cigarettes and plain packaging – new dataset says it works

Here are the results of Saloojee’s foray into the scientific wizardry of Oz where this dataset seems to blow away some of the red outback dust that Ossowski stirred up...Yach... he parts company with Saloojee on e-cigarettes
Biznews (za)
added Mar 7, 2017 13:11
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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
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[Africa, South Africa] SARS suspends 'last Jedi'

The unit was part of the controversial Project Honey Badger investigation into the illicit tobacco industry that has claimed the heads of senior SARS investigators...the tobacco investigation led to a viscous backlash at SARS against the so-called “rogue
News24 (za)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:55
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[Australia, South Africa, UK] OSSOWSKI: Harm reduction for tobacco addicts – plain packaging doesn’t work

nd development officer at ‘Students for Liberty,’ Yaël Ossowski, cites international examples of where the plain packaging of cigarettes, while seeming to work initially, failed dismally in reducing harmful tobacco consumption
Biznews (za)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:39
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