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[Africa, South Africa] DEAN: OPEN LETTER: Trademark ban on cigarette packaging defies constitution

You have in effect declared war on trademarks, especially logos, as being tools or weapons of evil intent and effect...How prohibiting the use of the logo version of Marlboro will decrease the incidence of smoking simply
Business Day (za)
added Aug 25, 2014 18:26

[Africa, South Africa] EDITORIAL: Learn from cigarette tax

using taxes as a blunt instrument to achieve social goals does not work. Alcohol is also heavily taxed, yet alcohol abuse remains rampant. Sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs have actually increased since an emissions tax was imposed. Taxing sugar is not the way
Business Day (za)
added Aug 21, 2014 07:00

[South Africa] SARS clamping down on illegal tobacco trade

South African Revenue Services (SARS) says government is losing out on more than R3 million in excise and Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue annually due to the illegal trade in tobacco. According to SARS Chief Officer for Tax and Customs Enforcement Investig
South African Government News Agency (za)
added Aug 20, 2014 15:56

[Africa, South Africa] Government looks at restricting e-cigarettes

The government is considering tightening laws regarding e-cigarettes, which have been deemed a 'safer' alternative to tobacco smoking. Some experts have warned that e-cigarettes might be as dangerous as those they are intended to replace, notes a Sunday
Legal Brief Today (Juta & Company Ltd) (za)
added Aug 19, 2014 06:39

[Africa, South Africa] Young, smoking and black drive cigar sales

ALTHOUGH it is still a small market, women and young, aspiring, black middle-class people are fuelling a spike in the growth of cigar consumption in the country. Cigars are perceived as a sign of status and wealth in South Africa, to be enjoyed socially
Business Day (za)
added Aug 14, 2014 01:39

[Africa, South Africa] Authorities smoking socks, says BAT

BRITISH American Tobacco (BAT), South Africa’s biggest cigarette maker, has unsurprisingly come out against plans to force cigarette companies to sell their products in plain packets by next year. France, New Zealand, India and Britain are all consideri
Business Day (za)
added Aug 10, 2014 21:52

[Africa, South Africa] VIDEO: Citizen Cigar culture celebrated in Joburg (video)

There’s something about cigars, though, that places them in the same cultural corral as wine, coffee or chocolate: stuff that’s interesting to immerse yourself in as a hobby, learning about them as you go and collecting interesting examples.
The Citizen (za)
added Aug 10, 2014 18:08

Boeing Partners with South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel Hybrid tobacco from SkyNRG will make sustainable aviation biofuel, not cigarettes

PR Newswire
added Aug 8, 2014 08:27

[South Africa] Boeing gets fuel from tobacco

The aerospace giant is teaming up with South African Airways to make a sustainable aviation biofuel from a hybrid plant, called Solaris, that is nicotine-free. The oil from the plant's seeds will be processed to make the new fuel.
Investor's Business Daily
added Aug 7, 2014 06:03

Boeing and South African Airways to Fly Planes on Tobacco Fuel

Boeing Co. (BA) and state-owned South African Airways SOC Ltd. agreed to cooperate to produce jet fuel from a new type of tobacco plant to reduce environmental pollution. The partners will use SkyNRG’s hybrid plant Solaris, which can be grown for energy
Bloomberg News
added Aug 6, 2014 13:42
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