South Africa has a population of 57,779,622 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank
South Africa and the WHO FCTC
Date of FCTC signature: 16 June 2003
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 19 April 2005
Date of FCTC entry into force: 18 July 2005
Prevalence of tobacco use
|Youth tobacco use||Adult tobacco smoking||Adult cigarette smoking|
|Prevalence (%)||Current tobacco use||Current cigarette smoking||Current smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers|
Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017
South Africa’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
South Africa does not have legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places but smoking is regulated in the country.
South Africa has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
South Africa has legislation or regulation banning some forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
- Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993
- Tobacco Products Control Amendement Act, 1999
- Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, 2007
- Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act, 2008
- Regulations No R 974 of 29 September 2000 relating to the maximum permissible yield of tar, nicotine and other constituents in tobacco products
- Regulations N° R 976 of 29 September 2000 relating to the point of sale of tobacco Products
- Regulations No R 975 of 29 September 2000 RELATING TO SMOKING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN PUBLIC PLACES
- Restaurant smoking sections in South Africa and the perceived impact of the proposed smoke-free laws Evidence from a nationally representative survey
- South Africa Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) fact sheet (ages 13-15) 2011
- South Africa GYTS fact sheer (ages 13-15)2002
- South Africa GYTS fact sheet 1999
- South Africa GYTS fact sheet 2002