South Africa’s proposed tobacco law changes take a very tough stance on the matter, and now tobacco lobbyists are fighting back.
South African smokers are already up in arms about the new smoking law. Now the law is threatening to extend to private homes.
The new anti-smoking law has many hot under the collar, but it’s also very important for employers to know what the changes will mean.
Australia’s world-first laws on cigarette and tobacco plain packaging have come into full effect on Saturday. All brand logos and colours have now been replaced with generic olive green coverings, gruesome pictures of diseased body parts, or depictions of children and babies made ill by their parents’ smoking.
Following the landmark decision made in Australia recently, South Africa is looking to implement a similar strategy of reducing cigarette packets to nothing more than a box with text. This is part of government’s new plan to bring South Africa’s smoking regulations in line with “international best practice.”