Competition Commission probes removal of cigarette brands from Spar

2019-04-14 14:59

The Sunday Times newspaper referenced two internal Spar emails stating that its shops had been ordered not to stock certain brands produced by members of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association.

Vaping is erasing gains made against US teen smoking

2019-02-12 11:12

The skyrocketing growth of young people's e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It's putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction, says a top US health official.

Why the tobacco industry wants a 0% tax hike and minimum price for cigarettes

2019-01-22 12:34

Tax collection from cigarettes has declined, despite successive "sin tax hikes", amidst an increase in illicit tobacco products, according to research conducted by Econometrix, on behalf of British American Tobacco.

Finally ready to give smoking the boot? 2019 might just be your year

2018-12-28 15:00

Although many of us believe that the occasional cigarette isn't that bad, that it helps with stress relief, or helps keep the weight off, smoking is a harmful addiction, and without it we're so much better off.

Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses

2018-08-14 13:51

The bills seeks to ban most public smoking and introduce restrictions including outlawing smoking within 10 metres of any doorway, window or walkway.

Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline

2018-07-27 20:36

Young South Africans continue to light up, but proposed legislation aims to increase the number of people who turn their backs on tobacco products.

Illicit tobacco trade a threat to jobs – union

2018-07-11 06:51

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union has warned that illicit trade is a threat to jobs in the tobacco industry.

A cigarette giant is teaming up with Snoop Dogg to invest in medical cannabis research

2018-07-02 13:58

It's one of the first concrete signs the tobacco industry is embracing cannabis.

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.

BAT signs MoU to help emerging tobacco farmers in E Cape

2018-05-15 16:48

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation has signed an MoU with BAT South Africa to support emerging tobacco farmers in the Eastern Cape.


Industry body, BAT-SA deny claims tobacco manufacturer owes SARS R143m

2019-04-07 18:04

Allegations that BAT-SA owes SARS R143m are 'totally inaccurate', Francois van der Merwe, chair of industry body the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, has said.

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.

Big Chinese tobacco looks to go public in Hong Kong

2019-01-04 12:35

The international arm of China's gigantic state tobacco monopoly, China National Tobacco Corp., is planning to go public.

SA a star in Africa with anti-tobacco legislation

2018-08-31 17:36

In developing countries, tobacco use has been on the rise because 'markets are often unregulated, cigarette prices are low, and tobacco control laws are weak or nor enforced'.

Vaping prices are falling SA – and for some it's now cheaper than smoking cigarettes, a study says

2018-08-02 15:00

On an annual basis, vaping is 7% less expensive than smoking, though the average transaction cost is four times higher.

Zim's tobacco sales hit new record

2018-07-22 17:25

Zimbabwe is set to ease its foreign currency challenges after the country reported record breaking tobacco sales for the 2017/18 marketing season.

The rot runs deep in the tobacco sector

2018-07-08 09:17

Illicit cigarette manufacturers evade billions in tax and former Sars investigator Van Loggerenberg says he was threatened by people in the trade before he lost his job.

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.

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