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Alternatives to cigarettes boost BAT results amid Covid-19 dip in demand

The world’s number two tobacco company sees three million new consumers for its noncombustible options

Restaurants and taverns traded in alcohol despite the bans

An entirely new supply chain has now been created, and of course it’s untaxed

Stronger tobacco control regulation will reduce harm

South Africa’s tobacco industry interference statistics are improving year on year, but more needs to be done

Sars plan for illicit tobacco still being refined

Meanwhile, billions of illegal cigarettes are flooding the informal markets as lockdown regulations are lifted at last

Vigorous policing of petty crime during the pandemic suggests a Pyrrhic defeat

The ideological aims of the criminal justice system in dysfunctional societies, like South Africa, is to indirectly legitimise the inequitable economic system

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

Smokers’ fight to light up moves online

‘Sweeties’ (cigarettes) for R150, and marching on Parliament — an insight into the social-media groups popping up to push back against lockdown regulations

‘Those who zol’: Dangerous discourses in a time of crisis

Smoking out social tobacco users as unique spreaders of the coronavirus sends out the wrong messages

Covid-19: Sharing isn’t caring

No break for the smokers and drinkers from Prez Pozi and Dr No, but we’re still zolling ...

Eusebius McKaiser: A few critics are smoking some strong stuff

Blame and praise can’t be apportioned to individual leaders of a collective Cabinet

Lockdown syndrome: The latest fallout from the Covid-19 crisis

Is this “syndrome” another symptom that the lockdown has made us all a little bit crazy? Is it a symbol that we all just need to get a grip on it?

Level four lockdown: Dlamini-Zuma stubs out South Africa’s hopes for a puff

Some industries will open but the tobacco ban remains in place, contradicting the president’s earlier remarks

Tobacco and a tipple gave comfort during times of war

Allied forces in the two world wars were provided with cigarettes. The anti-smoking Nazis used taxes on tobacco to help fill Germany’s depleted coffers

Gangs profit though guns are silent

The lockdown has seen fewer incidents of gang violence in some dangerous Cape Town areas, but the criminal underworld is still hard at work

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