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20th November 2023
7th November 2023
Egypt: Law 177/2023 on the amendments to law 67/2016 has been signed by the president and published in the Official Gazette. Under the new amendments, heated tobacco products (HTPs) are subject to a special value-added tax of EGP1,800 ($58.25) per kg of tobacco, instead of EGP1,400 ($45.30) per kg. Oral tobacco is now taxed at 225% for imported products and 110% for local products, instead of 200% for imported products and 165% for local products.
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1st August 2023
South Africa: The Portfolio Committee on Health has extended to 4th September the deadline for written comments on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill, which aims to regulate the sale, advertising and packaging of tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Comments should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through an online form.
27th July 2023
South Africa: Tomorrow, 28th July, is the last day to present written submissions on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery System Control Bill. Comments on the bill, which aims to regulate the sale, advertising and packaging of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, should be submitted by email to email@example.com or through an online form.
12th July 2023
Ghana: The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has issued a statement saying the sale, advertising and recreational use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and “other non-nicotine tobacco products” are forbidden. It calls on manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers to immediately remove all advertisements for products that can be registered “as a prescription only medicine for smoking cessation”, and to stop importing them. While the authority does not specifically mention heated tobacco products (HTPs), its interpretation of the regulation may include them.
12th July 2023
Egypt: The Ministry of Health has issued a warning against the use of heated tobacco, saying that studies have revealed the presence of harmful toxins in heat-not-burn devices, and that the consumables are more dangerous to health than regular tobacco because they contain more nicotine.
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