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[South Africa] Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term

MINISTRY of Health and Child Care has called on the law enforcers to descend on public smoking offenders as the ministry intensifies its crackdown on citizens reluctant to comply with the Public Health Act (Tobacco Control) Regulation 264 of 2002 which p
Bulawayo24 (zw)
added Jul 28, 2014 15:22

[Africa, South Africa] Ban on tobacco displays to protect children: WHO

Social media, the movies and in-store displays continue to push South African children into taking up a deadly addiction. Friday, 31 May, is World No Tobacco Day and the aim is to highlight the enormous harm caused by tobacco use and to promote effectiv
Health-E (za)
added May 30, 2013 07:10

[Africa, South Africa] Prof defends tobacco packaging

But Prof Owen Dean of the Faculty of Law at Stellenbsoch University (SU) believes that it would be unconstitutional to introduce plain packaging in South Africa. "Such legislation infringes both section 25(1) and (2) of the Constitution because it will
Health-E (za)
added May 29, 2013 09:01

[South Africa] SA set for new smoking laws

Smokers will find it more difficult to get their daily fix with new tobacco regulations that won't allow cigarettes to be displayed in shops. ANC delegates voted for stricter anti-smoking laws during the party's elective conference in Mangaung in Decemb
added Jan 9, 2013 11:42

[South Africa, Zimbabwe] Hijackers bleed cigar exporters

ZIMBABWE is investigating possible industrial espionage amid reports that South African tobacco firms are hiring hijackers to pounce on export cigarette consignments in transit to that country. In the past year or so, indigenous producers exporting to So
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 12, 2012 17:17

[South Africa] Sneaky tobacco firms dodge ad ban

Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added May 31, 2012 08:29

[Africa, South Africa, UK] No scientific credibility to claim that vaping is 95% safer than traditional cigarettes

South Africa’s advertising watchdog ordered electronic cigarette seller Twisp to pull a radio ad saying its products are “95% safer than smoking”. Yet the claim still appears on its website. It’s also on the website of a Twisp competitor, Vaperite. Both
Africa Check
added Jul 12, 2017 03:22

[Australia, South Africa, UK] OSSOWSKI: Harm reduction for tobacco addicts – plain packaging doesn’t work

nd development officer at ‘Students for Liberty,’ Yaël Ossowski, cites international examples of where the plain packaging of cigarettes, while seeming to work initially, failed dismally in reducing harmful tobacco consumption
Biznews (za)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:39

[Africa, South Africa] Zimbabwe tobacco habit kicks in, but can't lift dollar drought

"Since dollarising the economy in 2009, Zimbabwe has faced a growing shortage of hard cash, now estimated at around $2.5-billion [R34-billion]. We see little scope for this trend reversing over the next two years, as a poor outlook for key exporting sect
Times LIVE (za)
added Aug 7, 2016 23:03

[Kenya, South Africa, Uganda] African health ministers vow stricter anti-tobacco laws

Senior government ministers from South Africa, Kenya and Uganda pledged Tuesday to tighten tobacco control laws in their countries by introducing plain packaging on cigarette packets, a move which came on the international World No Tobacco Day.
Anadolu Agency
added Jun 1, 2016 18:46
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