Call To Action: Tobacco Control Bill (South Africa) - 1 August 2018.
In South Africa, there is currently discussion of a new Tobacco Control Bill. This bill makes no distinction between conventional tobacco products such as cigarettes and other reduced risk tobacco products. Harm reduction advocates in South Africa are wanting an allowance for an exemption for new technology/products, and a provision of information to consumers about harm reduced alternatives. They are wanting legislation that separates traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes from harm reduced alternatives. They also want a bill that acknowledges consumers have the right to choose.
There is currently a comment period open for submissions via consumers, which is open until August 9th, 2018. It is open to anyone, in any country. No matter what country you are in, we are all in this together. In the US, many from others countries submitted comments concerning snus here in the past. No matter where you are, please submit comments about tobacco harm reduction, particularly if these safer alternatives helped you quit smoking and have improved your health!
Interested parties are invited to submit comments to Chief Director: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Oral Health and Food Control Ms Lynn Moen-Mahalngu via e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org.