Picture: SABMILLER
Picture: SABMILLER

Despite the ever-rising sin taxes on cigarettes, the taxman is netting a shrinking tax take. And it's not because people are smoking less — on the contrary, they are smoking more. It is because they buying cigarettes in the illegal market.

Economist Dr Azar Jammine is calling for the taxman to take a new route.

Economist Dr Azar Jammine, is calling on the SA Revenue Service to take a new route on sin taxes.