South Africa’s bill to toughen tobacco rules elicits mixed reactions from public

South Africans have expressed mixed reactions to the country’s Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill, which aims to strengthen the law in line with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and would create many new rules affecting alternative products.

They include rules on plain packaging for tobacco products, with no exemption for heated tobacco.

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