Simphiwe Dana Lambasts Ciggie Ban, Says It Will Cause Anxiety

South African singer, Simphiwe Dana, has joined the group of people that are complaining about the ban of cigarette sales on the Level 4 lockdown in Mzansi.

The talented singer stated that anxiety and other illnesses can be triggered when smokers are prevented from smoking. To add their voices to the campaign against the ban of cigarette sales, other 335,000 citizens have also participated in the campaign with intending to lift the ban.

President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced a few days ago that the sales of cigarettes will only be allowed under the gradually lifted lockdown conditions as of the 1st of May.

The ‘Ndiredi’ hitmaker has taken to her Twitter page to express their thoughts about the announcement.

She tweeted:

I’m not even a smoker but inhibiting long term smokers from smoking does nothing for their health in the short term, besides just giving them anxiety. Anxiety might trigger other illnesses.

A South African celebrity named, Anele Mdoda’ also wrote:

Cyril straight up said, ‘ask your mother,’ and y’all know full well what happens then. My President!

Another celebrity, Mpho Letsholonyane, posted:

No more cigarettes on sale…Askies smokers.

In the space of a few hours, several citizens have joined the campaign to lift the ban against the sale of cigarettes in Mzansi.


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