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South Africa instituted its ban on the sale of cigarettes in late March, 2020.
South Africa instituted its ban on the sale of cigarettes in late March, 2020.
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South Africa's biggest headache with tobacco is not the taxes government has lost because of the lockdown ban, but rather the industry's "framing" of an illicit trade boom to try and interfere with government policy decisions when it is allegedly part of the black market, researchers and bodies against smoking said on Thursday.

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