Tobacco Products Control Amendment 2008

Updated: 

2010-05-20

Originator: 

Minister of Health

Draft Bill
Year of publication: 

2008

Explanatory summary: 

Published in GG 30824 of 29 February 2008 - access for Government Gazette subscribers, or purchase this document

Bill
Bill number: 

B7-2008

Year of publication: 

2008

Bill full text: 

Access for Bill Tracker subscribers, or purchase this document

Hearings, briefings and submissions on bill: 

Access for Policy Documents subscribers - search for the title 'Tobacco Products Control Amendment Bill'

Act
Act number: 

63 of 2008

Year of publication: 

2008

Commencement date: 

21 August 2009 (GG 32345, Proc 53, 2009-08-21)

Act full text: 

Published in GG 31790 of 9 January 2009 - access for Government Gazette subscribers, or purchase this document

Amendments: 

Amends the Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993 - access for Netlaw subscribers, or purchase this document

Further Information
News articles: 
  • Tough new tobacco laws coming – The Times (2008-03-10)
  • Tough new smoking laws coming to SA soon – SABC News (2008-03-10)
  • Smoking ban for under-18s? – News24 (2008-03-10)
  • Tobacco industry protests new bill – The Times (2008-03-11)
  • Department of health tries to force contentious tobacco bill through Parliament without consultation – Moneyweb (2008-03-12)
  • Tough new bill lights a fire under local tobacco industry – Business Report (2008-03-19)
  • Tobacco chiefs win delay in hearings – Business Day (2008-03-19)
  • Bill to promote a healthy lifestyle – SouthAfrica.info (2008-05-07)
  • Tobacco giant tackles new bill – Business Day (2008-05-07) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Tobacco bosses come out smoking – Business Day (2008-05-06) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Parliament rejects tobacco bosses’ talks request – Business Day (2008-05-14)
  • MPs endorce tobacco bill – iafrica.com (2008-06-27)
  • Tobacco Bill sets R1m fine for offenders – Daily Dispatch (2008-06-30)
  • Hearings in Bay this week on two vital bills - Eastern Province Herald (2008-08-13) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Bill to target teen smoking – IOL (2008-08-19)
  • Bill targets teen smokers - Daily News (2008-08-19) (access tot SA Media - search for title)
  • Tobacco and drugs bills come up for public participation - Cape Times (2008-08-19) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Tobacco curbs set to light up debate - Cape Argus (2008-09-01) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • SA ponders graphic warning labels for cigarette packets - Cape Argus (2009-05-25) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • New tobacco legislation is in force - IOL (2009-09-01)
  • New tobacco laws come into force - Mail & Guardain (2009-09-01)
  • Law gets tougher with smokers - The Star (2009-09-01) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Huffing over puffing (Editorial) - The Citizen (2009-09-02) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Restaurant smoking all but banned - Pretoria News (2009-09-02) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • No more kid gloves for the tobacco industry - The Star (2009-09-02) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Stubbing out toxic smoking (Editorial) - Daily News (2009-09-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • New law smoke and mirrors for bar and restaurant trade - Eastern Province Herald (2009-09-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Anti-smoking body hails tighter clamp on sue (sic use) of tobacco - Eastern Province Herald (2009-09-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Restaurants that allow smoking will be in hot water - Daily News (2009-09-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • A damp squib? (Editorial) - The Star (2009-09-04) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Smoking laws have not filtered through - Independent on Saturday (2009-09-05) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • New law widely praised for clamping down on smoking - Saturday Star (2009-09-05) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Smoking laws tightened - Daily Dispatch (2009-09-12) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Clubs stick to rules to snuff out smoking - Cape Argus (2009-09-29) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Where there's a ban on smoking there's no fire - Saturday Star (2009-10-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Smokers a declining species - Natal Witness (2009-10-31) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Smokers choose to ignore 'offensive' new laws on their habit - Cape Argus (2009-11-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Beware: dangerous to light up - Sunday Tribune (2009-11-22) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Durban hotels, eateries take up challenge - Sunday Tribune (2009-11-22) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • BAT in high court bid for right to market cigarettes - Business Day (2009-12-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Cigarette firm opts for courts - Sowetan (2009-12-03) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Batsa fumes over access to smokers - Sunday Independent (2009-12-06)
  • Cops kick butts of smoking drivers - Independent on Saturday (2010-01-02) (access to SA Media - search for title)
Journal articles: 
  • Shardlow, A 'A breath of fresh air or a contradiction in terms?' Withouth Prejudice, Vol. 9, Issue 11, 2009, p. 44-45 (access for SA ePublications subscribers, or purchase this document)

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