Mud-slinging continues between tobacco bodies following calls for industry investigation

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The Ipsos study found that 41% of retail outlets visited by the mystery shoppers sold a pack of 20 cigarettes below the MCT level of R20.01.
The Ipsos study found that 41% of retail outlets visited by the mystery shoppers sold a pack of 20 cigarettes below the MCT level of R20.01.

In the wake of an Ipsos-report it commissioned on the illicit cigarette trade in South Africa, British American Tobacco SA (BATSA) accuses some industry bodies of "running scared in their U-turn on backing" for an industry-wide investigation into the rampant illicit tobacco trade.

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