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18 May 2020

#CoronavirusSA: Almost all smokers buying cigarettes during lockdown – Study

A major new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) shows that almost all smokers have been able to buy cigarettes during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown, and concludes that the ban is backfiring badly and should be lifted as soon as possible.

Abramjee said the report confirmed TJSA’s warnings about the devastating impact of the lockdown ban and reinforced the findings of a survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

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