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New Zealand plans lifetime ban on cigarette sales to stamp out smoking

9 December 2021, 7:10 AM

The New Zealand government announced on Thursday (December 9) it plans to ban young people from ever buying cigarettes in their lifetime in one of the world’s toughest crackdowns on the tobacco industry, arguing that other efforts to extinguish smoking were taking too long.

China brings e-cigarettes under tobacco monopoly law

27 November 2021, 4:48 AM

China amended its tobacco monopoly law on Friday to include e-cigarettes, stepping up regulation of the fast-growing vaping industry in the world’s largest tobacco market.

Police seize illicit cigarettes worth R10 million in Gauteng

23 November 2021, 10:40 AM

Gauteng police have seized a consignment of illicit cigarettes worth around R10 million and arrested five men in Sandton.

English regulators to consider use of e-cigarettes by health service

29 October 2021, 2:33 AM

Health regulators in England have paved the way for e-cigarettes to be prescribed by doctors for the first time in any country to help people stop smoking tobacco, Britain’s Health Ministry said on Friday.

Nine soldiers appear in court for corruption, possession of illicit cigarettes

28 June 2021, 9:10 PM

Nine SANDF soldiers appeared in court for charges of corruption and possession of illicit cigarettes in two different cases at the Musina Magistrate Court in Limpopo.

SA cautioned against any US decision to ban menthol cigarettes

21 April 2021, 7:18 AM

The co-founder of Africa Harm Reduction Alliance, Dr Kgosi Letlape, has cautioned against South Africa following any United States decision to ban menthol cigarettes.

Free State police arrest 2 men in possession of counterfeit cigarettes and drugs

17 January 2021, 7:35 AM

Free State police say they have arrested two men for allegedly being in possession of counterfeit cigarettes with an estimated street value of R700 000.

Cogta to appeal court judgement on cigarette ban, Fita concerned

6 January 2021, 10:08 AM

Fita concern that the reinstatement of a total ban on the sale of tobacco products could be on the cards.

Limpopo police arrest two suspects, recover illicit cigarettes and suspected stolen vehicle

22 December 2020, 9:42 AM

The Limpopo Highway Patrol Team, through intensified operations, arrested two suspects at different locations on Monday for the possession of illicit cigarettes and suspected stolen motor vehicles.

Childhood vaccine linked to less severe COVID-19, cigarette smoke raises risk

21 November 2020, 5:54 PM

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

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