RG and Sharp lead black market cigarette sales – survey

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Cigarettes for sale in Johannesburg in May during the lockdown. Picture: Gallo Images/Papi Morake
Cigarettes for sale in Johannesburg in May during the lockdown. Picture: Gallo Images/Papi Morake

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Between May 26 and 31, a survey of 2 013 smokers noted that 86% felt that it was more harmful to their health to be smoking black market cigarettes.

M4Jam, a micro-jobbing platform that connects employers with job-seekers on a per-gig basis, gathered the data via its platform where nearly 5 000 people responded. However, only 2 013 were smokers.

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