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Judgment reserved in tobacco case

Judgment reserved in tobacco case Janine Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:30 Teaser Media Paragraphs Judgment has been reserved in British American Tobacco s court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products. eNCA s Lindsay Dentlinger reports. CAPE TOWN - Judgment has been reserved in British American Tobacco s court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products. The government defended the ban, saying it intends to curb the spread of the virus.  BATSA insists the ban is unconstitutional. WATCH: BATSA in court over tobacco ban The lawsuit is the second such case to be brought against the government. The company and nine others told a full bench of the Western Cape High Court that the harm caused by the ban far outweighs the benefits to the public health system.  READ: Fita asks for leave to appeal tobacco ban Counsel for British American Tobacco, Alfred Cockrell said, “the rights to make those decisions include the right to make a decision that may be a wrong one, even if it is harmful to you.” Judgment has been reserved in British American Tobacco s court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products. Government today defended the ban, saying it s to curb the spread of the virus. But Batsa insists that it s unjustifiable and unconstitutional. eNCA s Lindsay Dentlinger reports. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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