DJ Warras claims booze is not a problem unless people abuse it

DJ Warras claims booze is not a problem unless people abuse it

- DJ Warras believes that booze is not a problem unless people abuse it

- The radio personality added his views to the debate about the sale of alcohol being allowed on Level 3 lockdown

- The star also slammed the ban on cigarette sale and claimed the country has lost R300 million so far due to the ban on ciggies

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DJ Warras believes that booze is not a problem unless peeps abuse it.

The radio personality took to social media to add his views on the ongoing debate about the ban on alcohol being lifted on Level 3 lockdown.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that alcohol can be sold but only for home consumption when the country moves to Level 3 lockdown on 1 June.

"Alcohol is not a problem. The industry employs thousands of people. The sale of alcohol contributes billions in taxes, but the abuse of alcohol is and has always been a problem in communities and homes — rich and poor."

He also responded to an article about the research the World Heath Organisation has conducted with regard the effects of smoking amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Shady Lurker argued that the research was weak and its rationale was an insult to "our intelligence".

"The smoking research is weak. The fact that news outlets even entertain it is sad. The rationale is an insult to our intelligence. We have lost 300 million (rand) so far. Klaar! Cigarettes could have been further taxed for example, from day 1 — that tax would cover the cost of SANDF."

The Gagasi FM presenter claimed 99% of the country's smokers are still smoking despite the ban on the sale of ciggies.

"The benefit the tax on cigarettes would have brought far outweighs 'the health risk' story we're being fed. Why? Because 99% of smokers are still smoking!!! So what are they achieving with the ban? Besides losing money - a lot of money."

Briefly.co.za reported that many people have also called for an end to the lockdown cigarette ban.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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