The cigarette ban is substantiated by saying that it holds the potential to worsen the symptoms of Covid-19 in smokers. There is no data to support this. But, that's not even why I believe that the cigarette ban is a hoax. In my own case, the situation is as follows:Do you think cigarette sales should be allowed?
1) I still smoke (I now support the illegal cigarette trade- which I find disgusting)
2) I pay R60 a packet (which is a joke, taking into consideration that a packet costs R2.75 to produce and the illegal trade pays no taxes, so pockets every cent)
3) For me, something that has NOT been mentioned ANYWHERE so far. Beyond the fact that illegal cigarettes are disgusting in taste, I am FORCED to smoke cigarettes that are 12 times stronger, compared to what I am used to. I wake up every morning with major chest congestion and a soar throat. So yes, my health is actually being put at risk because of the cigarette ban.