SA a star in Africa with anti-tobacco legislation

2018-08-31 17:36

In developing countries, tobacco use has been on the rise because 'markets are often unregulated, cigarette prices are low, and tobacco control laws are weak or nor enforced'.

Further government crackdowns on smoking

2018-05-15 12:23

The Department of Health published the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill last week for public comment.

You have to be 21 to smoke or vape in Guam

2018-01-02 08:18

It is illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to smoke cigarettes or vape in Guam after it raised its smoking age from 18.

Puerto Rico makes it a crime to smoke in cars with minors

2017-08-08 09:58

The US territory of Puerto Rico has made it a crime to smoke inside a vehicle if one of the passengers is younger than 18.

SA warned of tax knock, job losses on new smoking laws

2016-06-02 07:54

SA's plans to tighten the anti-smoking laws will ignite the illicit trade in cigarettes, thereby removing billions of rands of tax revenue and threatening jobs, BAT has warned.

Stop smoking: Making tobacco a thing of the past. WHO taking action!

2015-09-16 17:30

The World Health Organisation is taking action to get people to quit smoking with a roadmap to enforce a series of anti-tobacco measures.

Tobacco kills! Protect our youth

2014-05-30 07:35

Say NO to tobacco for at least a day! We put together a quick guide, with the info provided by CANSA, to help you make the decision to quit smoking. 

New smoking guidelines: what our users say

2013-03-22 15:11

This is what our users had to say about the new smoking guidelines.

Smoke that

2013-01-10 09:23

The tide is turning against tobacco firms, argues Rachel Sikwane.


Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses

2018-08-14 13:51

The bills seeks to ban most public smoking and introduce restrictions including outlawing smoking within 10 metres of any doorway, window or walkway.

Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke

2018-03-08 07:26

The health minister has promised a clampdown on the tobacco industry, which will include legislation to hit smokers as well. See the main points which will affect smokers.

Higher age restriction demanded for movies with smoking scenes

2017-09-01 14:45

Filmmakers in the US came under scrutiny after being accused that smoking scenes in movies lure young children to take up the habit.

Plain tobacco packaging makes smoking cheaper - study

2016-06-08 12:30

SA's R30bn tobacco industry could see profits dive and consumption increase through the proposed introduction of plain tobacco packaging, a study has revealed.

No branding, no logos, no colours - SA gets tough on cigarettes

2016-05-31 09:52

Government says it is determined to tighten tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.

Smokers to be banned from Austria's cafes

2015-04-10 16:15

After years of heated public debate, Austria's government has decidedthat it will ban smoking in cafes and restaurants in 2018.

Kids get smoke breaks at school!

2013-10-17 13:15

Children as young as 11 allowed cigarettes at allocated times at UK school.

EU's planned tobacco curbs break WTO rules

2013-03-18 09:47

The European Union's plans for tough new anti-smoking rules would break international trade rules.

10 smoking laws you must know

2010-03-10 00:00

You might be hazy on the latest anti-tobacco legislation, but it's been passed and is steadily being enforced.

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