UK analysts, who detailed their revelation this week in the British clinical diary Thorax, said dynamic smokers have an 80% higher shot at waiting to be conceded to a medical clinic after a Covid-19 disease than the people who don't smoke. One of every three SA men and one out of 14 ladies smoke cigarettes routinely, as per the Tobacco Control Data Initiative dashboard.
Day 4 of the Lockdown 17 to go. When it was announced that no cigarettes will be sold during the National Lockdown,Smokers were furious. The South African Police Services headed by Bheki Cele,has given Smokers a lifeline by announcing that shops can now sell smokes as usual.This comes as very good news to smokers and the Tobacco industry. Cigarettes is one of the biggest contributors towards the countries Tax revenue and this law will boost the economy and save the industry from falling as it has been cripp
Smokers are facing higher risk of developing sever difficulties or death from Coronavirus infections than those who do not smoke. According to health experts the smokers are at the high risk to contract of the virus and may struggle to fight Covid-19 which has already killed 48 South Africans. Smokers have a higher chance of developing severe Coronavirus than other non-smokers, the reasons for this is that smokers will have lung problems and this is a higher risk for dying from Covid-19. "The other problem
Few weeks ago, The High Court in Pretoria, dismissed with costs, an application by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA), to have government's ban on the sale of tobacco products lifted, with arguments such as, cigarettes should be viewed as essential on the basis that tobacco is addictive, among other things. The High Court response, concluded that; The fact that a substance is addictive does not render it essential. The British American Tobacco company (BAT), later on joined the fight with
It comes with great disappointment to learn that the court case concerning the ban on cigarettes which includes BATSA together with Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma - has been postponed. While, Citizens of South Africa were made aware that the court case was meant to take place on the 22nd Of June, it somehow slipped away to the 23rd, then the 24th, 25th and now to the 26th? With information supporting that the court case will be further postponed to an even later date. As far as Smokers are concerned, with everythin
The Fair –Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) which recently lost the cigarette ban case has confirmed that it have been given a new date to appear in court next week. FITA recently applied for leave to appeal the High Court’s cigarette decision. The organization have been given the 15th of July 2020 to appear in court again. The Gauteng North High Court ruled in favour of government not long ago saying the decision by the State to ban the sale of cigarettes is rational. British American Tobacco
President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again disappointed smokers yet again when he was answering question on wednesday that are coming from the public. Ramaphosa received the first question that said “ when will the cigarette ban be lifted” which he clearly mentioned a few things but never the date on his answer. Ramaphosa alluded that the Lockdown will not be forever and therefore even the Cigarette bam will be lifted, and all this is being done to safeguard the lives of fellow South Africans. The president
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dlamini Zuma has once again won the victory as the Pretoria high Court has ruled on her favor when it ruled that the Government has acted within its powers when banning Cigarettes sales. The Court adjudicated that the FITA was wrong in their application where they wanted to declare the sales of cigarettes essential. The Fita Application was dismissed by the Pretoria high court, the court alluded that the government was right and acted within the
Before long you may not be permitted to smoke in broad daylight places. That is if government settles another draft bill to present stricter enemy of smoking principles for South Africa. Director of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association Sinenhlanhla Mnguni addresses eNCA. One reason is that smoking causes a great deal of pneumonic illnesses one of them being malignant growth which costs the nation cash, numerous South Africans are not content with the new choice that has been made and this is the thing that one individuals said.