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Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 63 of 2008

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63 of 2008

The Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 63 of 2008 aims:

  • to amend the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993, so as:
    • to define certain expressions and to amend certain definitions;
    • to provide anew for the advertising, sponsorship, promotion, distribution and information required in respect of the packaging and labelling of tobacco products;
    • to make the standards that apply to manufacturers of tobacco products applicable to importers of tobacco products;
    • to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to and by persons under the age of 18 years;
    • to extend the provisions in respect of free distribution of tobacco products;
    • to provide anew for tobacco sales by means of vending machines;
    • to extend the Minister's power to make regulations; and
    • to adjust the provisions in respect of offences and penalties; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

21 August 2009 (Gazette 32345 of 21 August 2009)