As of February 2022, subscribers can view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts round-up section.
18th January 2023
14th December 2022
South Africa: The government has tabled the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery System Control Bill in Parliament. The latest version of the bill proposes a total ban on the use of tobacco or e-cigarettes in indoor public places and certain outdoor areas, and strengthens the rules on packaging and health warnings.
9th December 2022
27th October 2022
28th September 2022
South Africa: The government has approved the submission to Parliament of the 2018 Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill, which will regulate e-cigarettes both with and without nicotine. Among other things, the bill – the latest version of which has not yet been published – proposes “100% smoke-free indoor” and some outdoor non-smoking and non-vaping areas, and strengthens the rules on packaging and health warnings.
23rd September 2022
17th August 2022
South Africa: The Department of Health has told ECigIntelligence that the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, first put forward in 2018, has been approved by the Forum of South African Directors General for presentation to the cabinet. Ministers will now either agree and submit the bill to parliament or suggest changes. The next steps, including the timetable, will be guided by the cabinet.
1st August 2022
15th June 2022
South Africa: The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the regulations banning the sale of tobacco products during the Covid-19 lockdown were invalid and unconstitutional. This comes after the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs imposed a series of regulations to contain Covid-19, including a ban on the sale of heated tobacco and e-cigarettes.
19th May 2022
22nd April 2022
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