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The ban on cigarette sales during the coronavirus lockdown will increase the illicit tobacco trade, warns British American Tobacco SA and industry body Fita.
It is still illegal to sell cigarettes in South Africa, reports to the contrary notwithstanding, but that could change.
Researchers found that the emissions from a widely used heat-not-burn device 'do exist' and are not negligible.
The maker of Marlboro cigarettes wants to avoid getting smoked by its rivals.
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.
Tighter controls by SARS to fight illicit trade of cigarettes has been welcomed by organisations within the industry.
Without enforcement, minimum pricing is just a tool in the turf war, says Savera Kalideen.
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.
Trade of counterfeit cigarettes sold at a low price knocks off R7 billion from the country’s tax base.
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.
Stores in Cape Town aren’t taking any chances, even though the Western Cape says they may sell cigarettes – in contravention of national rules.
The R200m claim relates to a single case investigated by project Honey Badger.
The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the acquisition of South African e-cigarette seller, Twisp, by international cigarette giant, British American Tobacco.
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 says it will extend the deadline for a tender aimed at securing a service provider to help curb the illicit tobacco trade.
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.
In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide.
Some claim they’re safer than smoking but studies suggest e-cigarettes may increase the risk of DNA damage and other health.
SA's leading vaping body is keen to work with government on how e-cigarettes are regulated in the new tobacco laws.
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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