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.

Hawks: Tax evasion at heart of illicit tobacco trade

2018-05-03 12:56

The Hawks is investigating 394 cases of illicit tobacco trade, Parliament has heard.

Mark Kingon ready to nip illicit tobacco trade in the bud, SARS assures MPs

2018-05-02 22:51

The South African Revenue Service has assured Parliament its acting commissioner Mark Kingon is serious about stepping up its efforts to clamp down on the illicit tobacco trade.

Here’s how vaping can cause cancer

2018-02-09 09:44

In studies, lab mice exposed to e-cigarette smoke had more DNA damage in the heart, lungs, and bladder, compared with control mice.


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.

Marlboro parent company's move to a smokeless future not just hot air

2018-05-14 09:01

Philip Morris International, known for being the owners of Marlboro cigarettes, took a decision to change its strategy to manufacture and sell smoke-free products, essentially putting an end to cigarettes in the future. SA CEO Marcelo Nico shares why this global vision is something close to home.

SA loses big as smuggling accounts for 23% of cigarettes smoked

2018-05-03 07:12

Research done by a global tobacco company indicates SA is losing billions of rand in revenue through cigarette smuggling, with about 23% of all cigarettes consumed in 2016 having been smuggled.

These are the 5 most addictive substances on the planet

2018-03-09 17:10

To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm.

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