South Africa

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


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


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


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


From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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