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Instead of weaning existing smokers off tobacco, cigarette alternatives - like vaping - are wooing young South African consumers.

This was one of the findings of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey in South Africa (GATS-SA), which was presented at at a seminar hosted by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) held on Thursday. on the draft legislation, which the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) held on Thursday.

The survey comes as the government and the South African public at large consider the Control of Tobacco and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. The Bill seeks to impose regulations on alternatives to combustible cigarettes such as vaping products and heating systems, including a ban on marketing, vending machines and public use indoors or outdoors.

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