Reverse the lock-down ban for Cigarettes and Alcohol

Reverse the lock-down ban for Cigarettes and Alcohol

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Thabo Mphuthi started this petition to Government and

Alcohol and cigarettes ban is not a feasible solution to curve flatten the COVID-19 curve.

I suggest that the same protocols that are implemented regarding social distancing when one does grocery shopping can be applied when purchasing both cigarettes and alcohol. The unequal society we are living in has catered for the upper class to stock up after the first presidential announcement and due to having money at their disposal, they were able to buy in bulk.

What about the people who were waiting for their incomes to be deposited into their accounts in which there was no chance given to allow bulk buying. The appeal that is done by SADPI stating one cannot just stop taking substances that they are addicted to with an immediate effect and its always advised for one scale down gradually.

I worry that addicts will ultimately start brewing illicit substances to circumvent their addictions. I saw a video on social media whereby a person was mixing the juice with methylated spirit and other substances which is not a controlled substance that’s not even tested by regulators.

I still stress that we will have more cases of people coming to hospitals due to trying to be creative by mixing unknown substances to archive to recreate something that will circumvent the cravings.

I am not a health practitioner but the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t choose your age, social status, etc.

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