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South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has approved British American Tobacco’s proposed takeover of e-cigarette maker Twisp. Read more

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The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa says a rushed new system for tracking cigarettes would see a multi-billion tender awarded to a monopoly yet may fail to curb illegal cigarette trade. Read more

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Francois van der Merwe, chair of the Tobacco Institute of South Africa,  has defended the institute’s tobacco company members, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa. Read more

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The Black Tobacco Farmers Association was introduced to the industry in late January 2019. Read more

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A report by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa conducted by Ipsos on the market share of illicit cigarettes in the country has revealed illicit cigarettes are South Africa’s biggest tobacco brand. Read more

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Traders, farmers, and unionized workers have joined the industry pushback against the government’s proposed new tobacco laws, saying they will harm businesses and lead to thousands of jobs lost. Read more

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Scientists at University of Cape Town have created synthetic viruses in plants which are used to test the efficacy of vaccines. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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