Sunday Morning Assessment

Cigarette ban generates heat about what’s strictly needed

10 January 2021 - 00:00 By Franny Rabkin

When the government lodged its application to appeal the Western Cape High Court ruling that the lockdown tobacco ban had violated the constitution, smokers immediately began to get jittery, fearing another ban was imminent.

But the government’s case as set out in its appeal court papers suggests a very different preoccupation...

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