Organisers of a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) need 1m signatures across seven EU member states by next summer for the European Commission to respond to their request for measures leading to Europe’s first tobacco-free generation
World No Tobacco Day provides an opportunity to consider the approach that public health authorities, policymakers, and advocates around the world have towards the role of tobacco-alternatives products
South Africa has published a draft version of its proposals to regulate e-cigarettes, fulfilling the fears of some in the industry by classifying vaping as equivalent to smoking and banning online sales
There is growing fear in the South African vaping industry that an impending change in the law, bringing e-cigarettes under tobacco regulation, will halt the switch from smoking by making it easier to smoke than to vape
The launch of PMI’s heated tobacco device iQOS in South Africa has had a positive reaction even from potential competitors, who hope it will increase general awareness of alternatives to combustible cigarettes.
South Africa has a growing e-cigarette market driven by rising health concerns and a parity between conventional and electronic cigarette pricing. But potential regulation casts a dark cloud on the horizon.
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