Dlamini-Zuma bats away claims her cig ban has failed

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Dlamini-Zuma bats away claims her cig ban has failed

Minister’s counsel attacks illicit trade and smoker numbers wielded by British American Tobacco SA

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Cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has disputed claims that the cigarettes sales ban has failed to reduce the number of smokers in SA.

Also, she said there is no evidence that the ban has led to an increase in illicit trade.

Dlamini-Zuma and British American Tobacco SA (Batsa) butted heads in the high court in Cape Town on Thursday over her decision to ban the sale of tobacco products. It was the second day of the bruising litigation before a full bench of the court...

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