Vapes and e-cigarettes, also known as electronic tobacco delivery systems, face regulation in terms of the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.
“….nicotine is a highly addictive and toxic substance. that the long term harmful effects of using electronic delivery systems remain unknown. that the use of electronic delivery systems may encourage the practice of smoking and that the marketing and promotion of electronic delivery systems may target or influence young people and children:”
The purpose of the bill is to control smoking and regulated tobacco and the electronic tobacco delivery systems:
- Regulate: sale and advertising, packaging and appearance.
- Prohibit: sales to people under 18; free distribution; vending machine distribution.
- Provide: standards for manufacture and export.
Comments to the National Department of Health’s Chief Director, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Oral Health and Food Control – Ms Lynn Moeng-Mahalngu by 9 July 2018