New smoking laws to affect vaping industry

File: US authorities said last month that there had been 47 deaths this year from a lung illness tied to vaping.

File: Vaping products. AFP/Justin Sullivan

JOHANNESBURG - The vaping industry wants businesses to oppose a proposed levy against vaping products.

It’s also asked Treasury to conduct further market research on the implications of its proposal.

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The Health Department has gazetted details of the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.

Once this bill becomes law, smoking in a public indoor area will be outlawed, as will smoking at home or in a car while in the presence of a non-smoker or child.

The vaping industry has argued for years that it shouldn't be grouped with ‘combustion’ and ‘burnt tobacco’ products.


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