Tobacco ban stays, as court reject arguments for its scrapping

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The Pretoria High Court judgment states that while the medical material and other reports which were used to show the link between a higher Covid-19 coronavirus progression among smokers were inconclusive, there were grounds for government to promulgate regulations 27 and 45 of the Disaster Management Act outlawing the sale of tobacco products and cigarettes. Picture: iStock/ Zhang Rong
The Pretoria High Court judgment states that while the medical material and other reports which were used to show the link between a higher Covid-19 coronavirus progression among smokers were inconclusive, there were grounds for government to promulgate regulations 27 and 45 of the Disaster Management Act outlawing the sale of tobacco products and cigarettes. Picture: iStock/ Zhang Rong

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The Pretoria High Court on Friday dismissed an application by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) to have government’s ban on the sale of tobacco products overturned.

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