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South Africa: The National Treasury, in its 2023 Budget Review, proposed a 4.9% increase in excise duty on heated tobacco sticks from ZAR14.87 ($0.81) to ZAR15.60 ($0.85) per pack of 20. The treasury said a tobacco review paper would be published later this year, following consultations on excise policies.
16th February 2023
Egypt: House of Representatives member Safaa Gaber Eada of the Homeland Defenders Party has written to the prime minister and the president of the Supreme Media Council, calling for a ban on TV dramas and movies showing the use of tobacco, press reports.
9th February 2023
Egypt: Health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told a press conference that media companies were breaking the tobacco control law by indirectly advertising tobacco and portraying smoking as normal and culturally acceptable in TV dramas. He said he was also concerned about increasing advertising of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco. Akram Radwan, a member of the Health Committee, suggested banning TV from portraying the use of any tobacco product.
30th January 2023
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23rd January 2023
Tunisia: Tobacco importers and manufacturers have until 13th December to place a health warning on their products. Last year, the health ministry imposed health warnings covering 70% of the packaging, with an original deadline of 21st January 2023. Heated tobacco is treated as a tobacco product and has been under the monopoly of the National Tobacco and Matches Authority since September 2021.
20th January 2023
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