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South Africa : Anti-smoking body slams Sars for accepting gifts from tobacco lobby group

Sars accepted three hammer mills - which it uses to destroy illegal cigarettes - from the Tobacco Institute of South Africa. The National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) has slammed the South African Revenue Service (Sars) for accepting donations from the Tobacco Institute of South Africa (Tisa). According to media reports, Tisa donated three hammer mills that...

Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020

Introduction While the COVID-19 pandemic has made public health a top priority across the globe, it has also put a strain on health departments, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, which are already burdened with a massive health bill from tobacco-related diseases and death. The tobacco industry, which is responsible for more than 8 million deaths...