February 26, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: WHO celebrates 10 years of tobacco control

Media Release: 26 February 2015 The WHO FCTC a triumph for public health, and a time for reflection in South Africa. Friday, 27 February 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of a global treaty designed to reduce death and suffering from tobacco use. It is 10 years since

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November 25, 2014

Media Release: BAT fined £650,000 in the UK for violating anti cigarette smuggling law.

British American Tobacco (BAT), the world’s second-largest tobacco company, has been fined £650,000 (R11.2 m) by UK tax authorities for its alleged role in facilitating cigarette smuggling into Britain. Britain’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) slapped the fine on BAT for “oversupplying” cigarettes to Belgium. Oversupplying means that the volume of cigarettes

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