Heated cigarette ban debate between listeners

Heated cigarette ban debate between listeners

The government has made an unexpected u-turn on the sale of cigarettes, saying the sale of tobacco products will remain illegal during level 4 of the lockdown.

Cigarettes 30 April

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated that the contentious ban on the sale of cigarettes would be lifted on Friday.

But that is no longer the case. 

READ: U-turn on sale of cigarettes, ban to remain in place

As lockdown level 4 starts on 1 May, many South Africans are hot under the collar. 

Martin Bester took the conversation to the air - and things got rather heated.

Listeners had a lot to say about cigarettes not being able to be sold during the lockdown.

Listeners Hanli and Kim explained their side of the story on Breakfast with Martin Bester on the eve of the regulation extension.

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