FW: TISA Notice on the Draft Tobacco Bill addressed to Hospitality Establishment Owners or Managers

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.

Click here to read more – TISA HORECA Hospitality Notice

Note on pending Tobacco Products Control Amendment Bill

NOTE ON PENDING TOBACCO PRODUCTS CONTROL AMENDMENT BILL

03 MAY 2018

 

Exert from the Cabinet Statement of 25 April 2018: 

  1. Cabinet approved for the publication of the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill of 2017 in the Government Gazette for public comments.

The Bill repeals the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act 83 of 1993) so as to promote public health and to align the South African tobacco control law with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.  It addresses key areas relating to indoor public areas, display of tobacco products at point of sale, use of electronic devices and the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products.