South African ‘s upcoming Tobacco Control Bill can bring the country’s regulations into line with World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) guidelines
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
A rule banning tobacco products during the Covid lockdown in South Africa was strongly criticised by the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which deemed it to be unconstitutional
The Pretoria High Court has dismissed the application by the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) to reverse the government ban on the sale of tobacco, including vapour products, following the outbreak of COVID-19
The South African government has introduced a new tax on heated tobacco products with immediate effect
Philip Morris International (PMI) is to open an IQOS flagship store in Johannesburg, South Africa next year – with a welcome from the local e-cig industry
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.