The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
Would you send your child to a school named after a cigarette brand? asks Jennifer Fang.
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.
Without enforcement, minimum pricing is just a tool in the turf war, says Savera Kalideen.
The bills seeks to ban most public smoking and introduce restrictions including outlawing smoking within 10 metres of any doorway, window or walkway.
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.
SA's R30bn tobacco industry could see profits dive and consumption increase through the proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging, a study has revealed.
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.
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.
South Africans smoked eight billion illicit cigarettes last year, with most of them manufactured inside the country, while some were smuggled from Zimbabwe.
Smokers will feel the impact of the 2013 Budget on cigarette prices next month, British American Tobacco SA says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
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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