File: Judgment was reserved in British American Tobacco's court challenge of the ban on the sale of tobacco products.
JOHANNESBURG - The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) has approached the Supreme Court of Appeal.
This after the high court dismissed Fita's legal challenge on the current tobacco ban.
According to the North Gauteng High Court, the association failed to show why an appeal should be heard.
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Fita argued that they are not disputing that smoking is harmful or dangerous, but are requesting clarity on the link between smokers and COVID-19 putting a strain on the healthcare system.
Sales of any tobacco products have been banned since the start of the lockdown in March.
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