TELITA SNYCKERS: With the ban lifted, what’s next for dirty tobacco?
It’s taken 141 days, but from Tuesday, the tobacco ban will finally be lifted. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. The fact is, illicit cigarettes are likely to dominate the local landscape in the foreseeable future.
What does the lifting of the ban mean for the balance of power in the industry? Who stands to win, and who stands to lose?..