Tag - Tobacco Control Law

Toxic tobacco: proposed 100% ban on smoking in public areas

Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke continue to contribute to over 9% of the mortality burden in South Africa. This galvanised the National Department of Health to gazette the Draft Tobacco Products and the Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill that will drastically change smoking laws in the country. The Bill will be introduced to the National Assembly in the coming...

New vaping rules and taxes planned for South Africa

The National Treasury has published a discussion paper outlining a proposal on the taxation of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). This follows signals from the government in its previous two budget speeches that it plans to start taxing these two products. “ENDS are part of new generation products that have been introduced in the...

A Strong Tobacco Control Is Adopted in Botswana

Published in the official gazette on 29th October 2021, Botswana’s tobacco control law, one of the best tobacco control legislations in Africa, very well aligns with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to which Botswana is a party since January 2005. Amongst other very important points, the law, which repeals and re-enacts the...

Botswana’s New Tobacco Control Law Will Save Lives and Prioritize Public Health

Statement of Leonce SESSOU, Executive Secretary of the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) on the adoption of a strong tobacco control law in Botswana Published in the official gazette on 29th October 2021, Botswana’s tobacco control law is a life-saving instrument, and one of the strong tobacco control legislations in Africa. The law, which repeals...

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