Cigarette ban could force 11 million smokers to seek illicit traders, industry warns

2020-04-04 15:54

The ban on cigarette sales during the coronavirus lockdown will increase the illicit tobacco trade, warns British American Tobacco SA and industry body Fita.

‘High level’ talks are now underway to allow cigarette sales during SA’s lockdown

2020-03-29 20:58

It is still illegal to sell cigarettes in South Africa, reports to the contrary notwithstanding, but that could change.

Chemicals from heat-not-burn tobacco devices not harmless, researchers warn

2019-09-25 05:20

Researchers found that the emissions from a widely used heat-not-burn device 'do exist' and are not negligible.

Philip Morris is betting on e-cigarettes and new flavours as it feels the heat from Juul and KT&G

2019-07-30 12:38

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes wants to avoid getting smoked by its rivals.

Unfiltered cigarettes are the deadliest, it doubles the risk of dying from lung cancer

2019-05-31 14:08

A study found that smokers of unfiltered cigarettes were 40% more likely to develop lung cancer. They were also about one-third more likely to be nicotine dependent than other smokers.

SARS fight against illicit cigarette trade backed by industry players

2019-04-30 18:53

Tighter controls by SARS to fight illicit trade of cigarettes has been welcomed by organisations within the industry.

OPINION: A minimum cigarette price won’t solve SA's illicit trade problem

2019-02-06 06:55

Without enforcement, minimum pricing is just a tool in the turf war, says Savera Kalideen.

British American Tobacco shares plunge to lowest level in 3 years

2018-11-12 13:28

British American Tobacco shares plunged to the lowest level in three years on news of a possible ban on menthol cigarettes in the US, which would eliminate a product that generates as much as one-quarter of the company’s profit.

Police on a mission to crack the illicit tobacco trade

2018-08-03 17:31

Trade of counterfeit cigarettes sold at a low price knocks off R7 billion from the country’s tax base.

Five things you need to know about SA's illicit tobacco trade

2018-06-04 15:07

SARS is cracking down on illicit trade, according to Acting Commissioner Mark Kingon. As it tightens the reins, here's what you need to know about illicit tobacco trade - a contributor to significant losses to the fiscus, and a suspected factor in state capture.


The Western Cape govt thinks cigarette sales are okay – but Cape Town stores don’t agree

2020-04-02 13:45

Stores in Cape Town aren’t taking any chances, even though the Western Cape says they may sell cigarettes – in contravention of national rules.

SARS goes to court to recover R200m lost through illicit tobacco trade in decade-old case

2019-11-19 14:39

The R200m claim relates to a single case investigated by project Honey Badger.

Tribunal gives green light to British American Tobacco, Twisp merger

2019-08-13 15:40

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the acquisition of South African e-cigarette seller, Twisp, by international cigarette giant, British American Tobacco.

Many e-cigarettes loaded with germs – study

2019-06-27 13:55

In a study, nicotine was not all that was found in the vapour of many electronic cigarettes... they also contained bacterial toxins and fungal elements.

SARS extends deadline for tender to help stop illicit tobacco trade

2019-05-24 18:02

SARS says it will extend the deadline for a tender aimed at securing a service provider to help curb the illicit tobacco trade.

Marlboro maker Altria slides as cigarette sales keep falling

2019-04-25 22:30

Altria Group, the Marlboro maker that’s been diversifying into cannabis and vaping, fell after reporting first-quarter results that missed the lowest analyst estimate.

Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns

2018-12-08 07:00

In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide.

To vape or not to vape?

2018-09-04 12:26

Some claim they’re safer than smoking but studies suggest e-cigarettes may increase the risk of DNA damage and other health.

E-cigarette industry prepared to work closely with government on tobacco laws

2018-06-08 10:37

SA's leading vaping body is keen to work with government on how e-cigarettes are regulated in the new tobacco laws.

Six things that concern the tobacco industry about the new draft bill

2018-05-18 07:42

Tobacco industry bodies have raised six concerns about the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, recently gazetted by government for public comments.

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