TISA NOTICE ON THE DRAFT TOBACCO BILL ADDRESS TO HOSPITALITY ESTABLISHMENT OWNERS OR MANAGERS
27 JUNE 2018
Dear hospitality establishment owner,
The Department of Health published for comment a new tobacco bill in the Government Gazette on 9 May 2018.
(Draft Bill available at: http://www.tobaccosa.co.za/legislation/sa-tobacco-control-legislation/proposed/).
The Bill contains a number of extreme proposals which concern you as a hospitality establishment owner. Please take a moment to read through the proposals below:
A COMPLETE BAN ON SMOKING AND A BAN ON THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AT ANY HOSPITALITY, SPORTING, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, DANCE, OR SOCIAL VENUES, OR EVENTS
No person may smoke in-
- an enclosed public place or enclosed workplace, or in or on a public conveyance;
- any enclosed space that is not a public place or workplace and that is within a prescribed distance from an operable window of, ventilation inlet of, or entrance and exit out of a place where smoking is prohibited;
- enclosed common areas of a multi-units residence;
- a private dwelling, if that private dwelling is used for any commercial childcare activity, domestic employment or for schooling or tutoring.
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