Ramaphosa: Ban on cigarettes will be lifted, just not now

[ICYMI] Ramaphosa: Ban on cigarettes will be lifted, just not now

2020-07-02 05:39:00 PM

[ICYMI] Ramaphosa: Ban on cigarettes will be lifted, just not now

President Cyril Ramaphosa assured smokers they will eventually be able to enjoy a puff again.

Ramaphosa held a virtual imbizo with ordinary South Africans on Wednesday.READ:Fita application to have cigarettes declared essential dismissed"The ban on cigarettes will be lifted. It is still in place in terms of the regulations and I think we should accept it as such and with time as we go to another and another level, the ban on cigarettes will also be lifted," said Ramaphosa.

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He's again appealed for compliance with lockdown regulations.Last week, a Fita application to have cigarettes deemed essential services during the lockdown has been dismissed.The High Court in Pretoria said a product's addictive properties do not mean it can be deemed essential during the lockdown.

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