Tag - Cigarettes ban

South Africa: Calls for stronger tobacco control as new study links smoking to Covid-19 deaths

Study supports Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's temporary ban on tobacco sales as it established a link between smoking and Covid-19 complications. National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) says now is the time to tighten tobacco control in the country. New evidence shows a strong link between smoking and increased risks of severe Covid-19. According to UK Biobank research published in a leading...

Cigarette sales ban to have big tax hit on South Africa

British American Tobacco sees South Africa failing to meet tobacco excise revenue targets after a lengthy ban on the sale of the products swelled illegal sales. The country will probably generate R11.5 billion ($791 million) in duties from cigarettes and related products in the year through March 2022, the company’s East & Southern Africa unit...