Booming illegal cigarette trade puts all at risk of COVID-19

CATEGORY: Media and COVID19
DATE: 18 May 2020
AUTHOR: Witbank News

If you turn 11 million smokers into criminals then they are going to be more covert and engage in closer contact with more people.

Official data from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that people buying illegal cigarettes are 50% more likely than others to have had close contact, within two meters, with more than 10 others outside the home.

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