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Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images The illicit trade in cigarettes in South Africa is now in full swing after the sale of tobacco was banned at the end of March as part of strict measures imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, as the BBC's Pumza Fihlani reports.

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Most importantly, it improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.

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Cigarette dealers could spread coronavirus The Ths justified the tobacco ban on health grounds based on advice from its own medical experts as well as from the World Health Organization WHO. More than half a million people have added their names to an online petition calling for the government to change its mind.

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The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association Fitawhich represents business and smokers' interests, has gone to court and argued that the decision on the ban was made without the correct legal framework. The WHO said that although research is still being cigxrettes out, there was reason to believe that cigadettes would be more adversely affected than non-smokers if they contracted Covid Quit smoking to live longer Half of all long-term smokers die early from smoking-related diseases, including heart diseaselung cancer and chronic bronchitis.

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However, he said the ban on the sale of cigarettes will remain "due to the health risks associated with smoking". They also have 3 times the risk of getting lung cancer in later life compared with children who live with non-smokers.

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Coronavirus in Africa:. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and can make men's sperm more potent.

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Quitters 'benefit in hours' But the government is not budging. On 23 April, President Gorl Ramaphosa said in a national address that tobacco sales would be allowed as the country eased lockdown restrictions for the first time.

Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images The illicit trade in cigarettes in South Africa is now in full swing after the sale of tobacco was banned at the end of March as part of strict measures imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, as the BBC's Pumza Fihlani reports. This will be relaxed from 1 June, with people allowed to buy alcohol to drink at home and "only under strict conditions on specified days and for limited hours", according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

There are also general health benefits.

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Explaining the U-turn, President Ramaphosa said that "government is making every effort to act in a way that advances the rights to life and dignity of all our people". The authorities believe that by either reducing smoking, or even quitting, the chances of recovering from eho are increased. The year-old economist finds sellers through contacts in WhatsApp groups and arranges a covert meeting in order to get her nicotine fix. Ditch the cigarettes and feel less stressed The withdrawal from nicotine between cigarettes can heighten feelings of stress.

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I believe the ban is excessive," Michelle said. Whereas once Michelle could go to her local shop in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg, to buy cigarettes she is now having to do a secret deal. Here are 10 ways your health will improve cgarettes you stop smoking. She also thinks that driving the trade underground poses additional health risks at this time.

What was perfectly legal two months ago has turned boought of people into potential criminals.

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last reviewed: 25 October Next review due: 25 October Support links. Why did the government change its mind? But this is not the case. According to a government surveymore than nine million South Africans aged 15 and older smoke, burning through billions of cigarettes a year.

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A smoke-free home protects your loved ones Whho stopping smoking, you'll be protecting the health of your non-smoking friends and family, too. In other words, it's never too late to benefit from stopping. As the stress of withdrawal feels the same as other stresses, it's easy to confuse normal stress with nicotine withdrawal, so it can seem like smoking is reducing other stresses. There is also the claim that the ban is unconstitutional.

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People who kick the habit at 60 add 3 years to their life. Fita was particularly frustrated by what it describes as an "inexplicable about-turn" by the government. Stop smoking for younger-looking skin Stopping smoking has been found to slow facial ageing and delay the appearance of wrinkles.