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[Africa, South Africa] Anti-tobacco advocate says electronic cigarettes are potential life-savers

The SA Government must stop over-regulating e-cigarettes and doctors should recommend them to patients who smoke, says anti-tobacco expert Dr Derek Yach... Speaking at a media lunch hosted by the Electronic-cigarette Association of South Africa (EASA) in
Health 24 (za)
added Jun 9, 2015 01:21

[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] Electronic cigarettes safer than tobacco, says Vitality Institute

VITALITY Institute head Derek Yach on Tuesday urged doctors to promote electronic (e)-cigarettes to their smoking patients, saying they offered a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products. Tobacco products kill six million people a year, accordin
Business Day (za)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:50

[South Africa, Zambia] Africa losing $40bn in illegal cigarette trade

A SOUTHERN tobacco body has urged African governments to stamp out illegal tobacco trade, as their economies are losing billions of dollars in taxes annually. Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) revealed that governments in the region are losing
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Jun 3, 2015 00:02

[Africa, South Africa] SARS drama spills over into the UK

The sordid SA Revenue Service (SARS) drama is spilling over into the UK, where police are now investigating...BAT had paid Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter to feed them intelligence on the illicit tobacco trade in South Africa.
News24 (za)
added May 18, 2015 10:53

[Africa, Mid-east, South Africa, Syria] BAT continues to add spokes to its Heidelberg hub

FROM its 65ha plant in the dusty little town of Heidelberg, the world’s second-largest cigarette maker, British American Tobacco (BAT), services 22 markets across Africa and the Middle East.
Business Day (za)
added May 11, 2015 11:05

[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] Namibiam customs and police seize contraband cigarettes haul

customs and police have seized a huge cigarette contraband being smuggled from Zimbabwe to South Africa. The cigarettes that were seized at Rundu in northeast Namibia were concealed in two South African registered gas tanker trucks from Zimbabwe heading t
Coastweek (ke)
added May 10, 2015 11:46

[Africa, South Africa] Load shedding costs British American Tobacco production

suffered production losses of between 100 to 200 million cigarettes as a result of load-shedding in Heidelberg in the course of the last week, the company’s operations manager said on Sunday. “It is about 5 – 10 percent capacity loss because we have to sw
The Citizen (za)
added May 10, 2015 11:22

[South Africa] UPDATE 1-Power cuts hit British American Tobacco S.African output

is losing as much as 10 percent of its South African output due to power cuts, a senior official said on Thursday. South Africa is in the middle of its worst electricity crisis since 2008 and its citizens and businesses suffer frequent controlled blackou
added May 7, 2015 15:11

[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] SA now major Zim tobacco importer

South Africa has become one of the major tobacco export destinations for Zimbabwe, occupying the second place in the list of major buyers, statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board show.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Apr 28, 2015 09:07
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