#PODCAST: Smokers express frustration, after reports of massive price hikes on certain cigarette brands

SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Tobacco users have expressed frustration over what they say is a sudden hike in tobacco prices. Some consumers report increases of up to 35% in certain cigarette brands, as compared to pre-lockdown prices. Meanwhile, British American Tobacco South Africa, have confirmed the price increases to try and claw back some of the revenue lost during the ban on tobacco sales. Chairman of the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) - Sinenhlanhla Mnguni says the price increases are justified...