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Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993, as amended by General Law Fifth Amendment Act 157 of 1993, Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 12 of 1999, Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 23 of 2007, and Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 63 of 2008, is the primary tobacco control law of South Africa. It governs, among other things, smoking restrictions; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and packaging and labeling. The version of the Act available here is current through the 2008 amendments.

Regulations Relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Sale of Tobacco Products (as amended in 1995)

COMMENTS: The Regulations Relating to the Labelling, Advertising, and Sale of Tobacco Products were issued under the Tobacco Products Control Act and regulate tobacco product packaging and labeling.

Notice No. R. 977 of 2000 on Regulations Relating to Provision for Exemption for Unintended Consequences and the Phasing Out of Existing Sponsorship or Contractual Obligations

COMMENTS: The Regulations Relating to Provisions for Exemption for Unintended Consequences and the Phasing out of Existing Sponsorship or Contractual Obligations (No. R. 977) were issued under the Tobacco Products Control Act. They regulate the phasing out of advertising contracts in existence at the time of the advertising ban (1999) and cross-border advertising exemptions.

Notice No. R. 974 of 2000 Relating to the Maximum Permissible Yield of Tar, Nicotine and Other Constituents in Tobacco Products

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Notice No. R. 975 of 2000 Relating to Smoking of Tobacco Products in Public Places

COMMENTS: The Notice Relating to Smoking of Tobacco Products in Public Places (No. R. 975) was issued under the Tobacco Products Control Act and regulates designated smoking areas for places where such designated smoking areas are allowed.

Notice No. R. 976 of 2000 on Regulations Relating to the Point of Sale of Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: The Regulations Relating to the Point of Sale of Tobacco Products (No. R. 976) were issued under the Tobacco Products Control Act and regulate signs at point of sale, including signs displaying availability and price, indicating sales to minors are prohibited, and health warnings.

Notice No. R. 429 of 2011 on Regulations Relating to the Standards for Manufacturing of Reduced Ignition Propensity (RIP) Cigarettes

COMMENTS: The Regulations Relating to the Standards for Manufacturing of Reduced Ignition Propensity (RIP) Cigarettes were issued under the Tobacco Products Control Act. The Regulations set forth, among other things, product testing and certification requirements, and packaging and marking requirements.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 22nd 2017, unless otherwise noted.