South Africa report duo: Weak enforcement means a thriving illegal market


  • Executive summary
  • Regulatory landscape
  • National regulatory framework
  • Age restrictions
  • Product restrictions
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Obligation to notify
  • Retail restrictions
  • Public usage
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Taxation
  • Sanctions
  • Enforcement
  • Case law
  • Relevant bodies
  • Products
  • Channels
  • Pricing


Under their definition as smoking cessation aids, e-cigs require a medical licence in South Africa which means that e-cigs with nicotine are only available through pharmacies – in theory. However, the market continues to grow steadily, and our complementary market snapshot includes analysis of the market size, brands, prices and distribution.
Find out exactly how the market is regulated, balanced – and growing – in this ECigIntelligence South Africa report package.

Published: 19th August 2019-1st October 2019; Number of pages: 12

Photo: John O’Nolan

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