Cigarette ban will ease pressure on health system, help social distancing, say experts

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 11 May 2020
AUTHOR: Times Live

The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of Covid-19 and will ease pressure on the health system, a panel of experts found.

A study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (HSRC) found that while illicit cigarettes continued to be sold, a majority of smokers had no access to them, leading to a number of gains against the pandemic.

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