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South Africa’s COVID-19 Tobacco Ban Has Backfired As Predicted

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The bans on tobacco products and alcohol sales announced in March, sadly included safer alternatives such as e-cigarettes and snus. Naturally this had many...

South Africa Allows Cigarette Sales As Lockdown Restrictions Are Eased

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While alcohol will remain banned, tobacco sales can resume.The bans on tobacco products and alcohol sales announced last month, which sadly included safer alternatives...

PMI Launches its First African store in Johannesburg 

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The store is in the city’s entertainment and business hub, Sandton, and will make the device accessible to locals, tourists and businesses alike. “If...

The Dangers Lurking Behind South Africa’s E-Cig Bill

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The proposed tobacco and e-cigarette regulation bill had initiated a public commentary period that expired on the 9th of August. Renowned tobacco harm reduction...

BAT to Buy South African E-Cig Manufacturer Twisp

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The Commission explained that the agreement between BAT and Twisp was signed last January,  and made it clear that in its opinion this merger...

SA’s Bill Would Keep Smokers in the Dark About Safer Alternatives

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Earlier this month, the Department of Health of South Africa released a Draft Tobacco Bill for public comment. The bill in question proposes five...

South Africa’s Proposed Tobacco and Vaping Regulations

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Since promoting the devices as smoking cessation tools, the UK is renowned for boasting the second lowest smoking rates within Europe, and the lowest...

South African Authorities Propose New Vaping Regulations

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The bill in question proposes five main changes which are aimed at reducing local smoking rates. The first change would ban smoking within ten...

In response to S.A.’s government statements about e-cigs

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Co-founder of the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance, Dr. Delon Human, health expert Clive Bates from Counterfactual, Dr Kgosi Letlape, the president of the Health...

Vaping industry thriving in South Africa

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The e-cigarette industry in South Africa is going from strength to strength as smokers are switching to vaping in a bid to quit smoking....
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