What's behind the cigarette ban?

Since government announced last week that the temporary ban on the sale of cigarettes would continue, smokers have condemned the move and major players in the tobacco industry have threatened legal action. With rumours swirling of political conspiracy behind the move what is really going on here? BDTV’s Michael Avery speaks to former SARS crack investigator Johann van Loggerenberg author of Tobacco Wars; Sinenhlanhla Mnguni, Chairman of the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association; Ivor Sarakinsky, professor of governance and policy at the Wits School of Governance; & Dr Keith Scott, one of the founding members of the South African Drug Policy Initiative.Since government announced last week that the temporary ban on the sale of cigarettes would continue, smokers have condemned the move and major players in the tobacco industry have threatened legal action. With rumours swirling of political conspiracy behind the move what is really going on here? BDTV’s Michael Avery speaks to former SARS crack investigator Johann van Loggerenberg author of Tobacco Wars; Sinenhlanhla Mnguni, Chairman of the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association; Ivor Sarakinsky, professor of governance and policy at the Wits School of Governance; & Dr Keith Scott, one of the founding members of the South African Drug Policy Initiative.