While quitting smoking during lockdown hasn’t necessarily been a willing choice for Mzansi's smokers, it’s a reality that many are having to come to grips with since the government's U-turn on allowing the sale of cigarettes in level 4.

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Tobacco companies have introduced new products (e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco), in a bid to transform tobacco and ‘unsmoke’ the world. While the unsubstantiated ‘95% safer’ claim for e-cigarettes has been invalidated by many scientists, the same claim cannot b...

The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) will head to court on Tuesday 10 May to appeal the decision to extend the ban on the sale of cigarettes, however a report by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has found that the ban has reaped health benefi...

Everyone would have watched those funny Facebook videos by now of the aunties explaining how they're surviving the lockdown, from smoking their cigarettes down to the "stompie" or relying on the generosity of "friends" by buying a loose cigarette for R10. It's funny be...

The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) will head to court on Tuesday 10 May to appeal the decision to extend the ban on the sale of cigarettes, however a report by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has found that the ban has reaped health benefi...

U-turn was the result of consultations, co-operative governance minister says in court papers.

As the government faces an unprecedented level of legal challenges to its Covid-19 shutdown regulations, co-operative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has strongly d...

Durban - Smokers contracting Covid-19 are likely to to to a serious stage of the virus.

That was one of the findings presented by a panel of health experts during a virtual University of KwaZulu-­Natal Data Breakfast yesterday. 

And smokers were urged to give up the habi...

The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of Covid-19 and will ease pressure on the health system, a panel of experts found. 

A study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC) found that while illicit cigarettes continued to be sold...

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (Nadel) will join the government in opposing the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) court challenge to the ban on sales of tobacco and related products.

In a statement, Nadel said it would join the case as a...

Kicking the smoking habit shortly before Covid-19 infection is still a benefit, says the WHO’s representative in SA, Owen Kalua

The World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as several research and civil society organisations have thrown their weight behind the government...

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