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Cigarette shipment to rehab centre justified: Lukhele

Cigarette shipment to rehab centre justified: Lukhele Janine Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:29 Teaser Media Paragraphs File: The sale of cigarettes remains prohibited. Reuters JOHANNESBURG - Since the ban on cigarette sales came into effect, government has appeared unwilling to listen to arguments about addiction and the negative impact of forcing smokers to quit cold-turkey. Well, one senior government official appears to have gone against that view. READ: NCCC submits tobacco ban motivation The head of the Gauteng Health Department Mkhululi Lukhele is justifying why he authorised a treatment centre to buy 60 cartons of cigarettes under lockdown.  He did so days after the tobacco sales ban was officially gazetted and smokers legal supplies were cut off. READ: HSRC: Most citizens sticking to tobacco ban The department approved the shipping request on the basis that the recipients of the cigarettes were experiencing withdrawal symptoms affecting their health. - 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. Since the ban on cigarette sales came into effect, government has appeared unwilling to listen about the negative impact of forcing smokers to quit cold-turkey. One senior government official appears to have taken it upon himself to go against that view. Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/ESm6dkLwdE — eNCA (@eNCA) August 7, 2020


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