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Smokers still getting cigarettes during lockdown

Date: May 18, 2020

Survey conducted by UCT suggests that an average of 90% of smokers are still getting their hands on cigarettes

Although the sale of alcohol and cigarettes remains banned under alert level four of the national lockdown, a survey conducted by the University of Cape Town (UCT) suggests that an average of 90% of smokers are still getting their hands on a packet of cigarettes.  The survey collected data from over 16,000 participants to understand smokers' behavior during the lockdown period. On #SAfmSunrise with Stephen Grootes spoke to Corne' van Walbeek - Director of the Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products at University of Cape Town (UCT). 

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