Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2018

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Submissions must be received by no later than 09 August 2018

Health

The Department of Health invites you to comment on the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2018.

 

The Bill repeals the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act 83 of 1993) so as to promote public health and to align the South African tobacco control law with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.  It addresses key areas relating to indoor public areas, display of tobacco products at point of sale, use of electronic devices and the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products.

Comments can be emailed to Ms Lynne Moeng-Mahlangu at lynn.moeng@health.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 9 August 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to the Department of Health on (012) 395 9512

The Bill aims:

To provide for control over smoking; to regulate the sale and advertising of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to regulate the packaging and appearance of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems and to make provision for the standardisation of their packaging; to provide for standards in respect of the manufacturing and export of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems to and by persons under the age of 18 years; to prohibit the free distribution of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems; to prohibit the sale of tobacco products and electronic delivery systems by means of vending machines; and to provide for matters connected therewith.