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[Africa, France, South Africa] E-cigarettes: 'cancer risk close to zero'

A study by the French consumer organisation, the National Consumers' Institute, has found harmful chemicals in electronic cigarettes, sparking renewed concerns about the products that are often hailed as a healthier alternative for smokers.
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 9, 2013 15:05

[Africa, South Africa] E-cigarettes have to comply with medicines law

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has refuted claims by electronic cigarette distributor Twisp that it does not have to comply with medicine-related laws, confirming that the product is subject to medical scheduling and can only be sold at pharmacies.
Health-E (za)
added Apr 26, 2013 06:51

[South Africa] Health-e: Big Tobacco targets developing world

Teenagers who cannot afford a pack of cigarettes sustain the habit by buying cigarettes one at a time. For this reason, former Minister of Health Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 1998 created a law requiring cigarettes to be sold in packs.
Health-E (za)
added Mar 12, 2013 15:38

[South Africa] MPs fume at ban on smoking

MPs slammed the Department of Health on Wednesday for proposing stricter smoking regulations, saying there was no "rationale" behind the plan. The amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act would criminalise smoking in any building, outdoor venue, pu
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Sep 20, 2012 09:16

[South Africa] S.Africa looks to toughen anti-smoking laws

Health authorities are working at tightening South Africa's anti-smoking laws, proposing a total ban on indoor smoking and even making it illegal to puff away in open spaces such as beaches.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 24, 2012 21:18

[Africa, South Africa, Tanzania] Farmers better off after ditching tobacco growing

FARMERS in Ruvuma Region have significantly improved their livelihood and health after abandoning tobacco growing which trapped them in vicious cycle of poverty and escalate deforestation and adopted more profitable crops...said at the 17th World Confere
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Mar 13, 2018 17:02

[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12

British American Tobacco Expands in South Africa With Vape Deal

agreed to buy South African vaping company Twisp, expanding in a continent where it has grown in since buying Rothmans in 1999. The deal increases BAT’s offering of so-called next-generation products, or alternatives to smoking cigarettes, the London-ba
Bloomberg News
added Dec 22, 2017 01:49

[Australia, South Africa, UK] Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?

South Africa has, to date, amended its domestic legislation in line with international trends aimed at improving public health. In fact, a new bill and additional regulations which further regulate the packaging of tobacco products at the point of sale i
Lexology (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 05:16

The huff and puff surrounding e-cigarette regulation in South Africa

the vape solutions used in e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and, therefore, these products do not qualify as tobacco products in terms of the Tobacco Products Act. In terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965 (“Medicines Act”), nicoti (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added May 15, 2017 20:18
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