China’s tobacco industry is building schools and no one is watching

2019-08-16 05:00

Would you send your child to a school named after a cigarette brand? asks Jennifer Fang.

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.

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.

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.

SARS to reestablish teams to probe illicit tobacco trade

2018-05-24 07:52

The tax agency is in the process of reestablishing dedicated investigative teams to probe the illicit tobacco trade, SARS acting head Mark Kingon has told Parliament.

Plain tobacco packaging makes smoking cheaper - study

2016-06-08 12:30

SA's R30bn tobacco industry could see profits dive and consumption increase through the proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging, a study has revealed.

No branding, no logos, no colours - SA gets tough on cigarettes

2016-05-31 09:52

Government says it is determined to tighten tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.

Load shedding hits British American Tobacco output

2015-05-08 06:18

British American Tobacco, the world's No.2 cigarette maker, is losing as much as 10% of its South African output due to power cuts, says a senior official.

Govt seeks to stub out illegal cigarettes

2014-04-25 05:30

South Africans smoked eight billion illicit cigarettes last year, with most of them manufactured inside the country, while some were smuggled from Zimbabwe.

BAT: Tobacco prices to go up in March

2013-02-27 17:05

Smokers will feel the impact of the 2013 Budget on cigarette prices next month, British American Tobacco SA says.


EXTRACT | Tobacco Wars: 'That guy fears nobody and nothing'

2019-07-30 12:33

Yusuf Kajee was the most outspoken of a group of independent cigarette manufacturers. He was also the first person to expose the attack on me, and later on SARS, for what it was, in emails which he sent to various media houses in 2014.

Ease up on tobacco tax, farmers plead with Mboweni

2019-02-18 19:19

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni tables his first budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon. Sin taxes on products including alcohol and tobacco have long been a target of the budget to increase revenue collections.

BAT names insider as new CEO

2018-09-25 10:07

The global tobacco giant announced that the current chief operating officer of its international business will succeed Nicandro Durante as CEO following the latter's retirement in April 2019.

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.

Tobacco industry: Not going up in smoke just yet

2017-09-07 11:48

Governments are cracking down on the tobacco industry, which is responsible for millions of deaths every year. Yet some believe the investment case for this defensive sector remains attractive.

SA warned of tax knock, job losses on new smoking laws

2016-06-02 07:54

SA's plans to tighten the anti-smoking laws will ignite the illicit trade in cigarettes, thereby removing billions of rands of tax revenue and threatening jobs, BAT has warned.

Tobacco firms to appeal Canadian ruling

2015-06-02 11:15

Three tobacco firms say they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than $11.98bn in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases.

India tightens rules on cigarette pack branding

2014-10-15 14:45

Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp pictorial and text health warnings across 85% of the surface of cigarette packs, the health ministry says.

US smoking-cessation campaign very successful

2013-09-10 10:33

A hard-hitting US smoking-cessation campaign proved very successful, essentially tripling the number of smokers that officials hoped would be inspired to quit.

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