The introduction of e-cigarettes to South Africa is reported as a big success with an estimated number of 200,000 consumers. Other “next generation” products, such as IQOS by Philip Morris SA (launched in March 2017), share the philosophy of heating the tobacco instead of burning it. At this stage, National Treasury is apparently planning to include e-cigarettes in the tobacco taxation system. Furthermore, new legislation on tobacco is expected to come out later this year, including regulations on e-cigarettes. Read More (PDF)
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