Vaping Regulation in South Africa No Longer a Pipe Dream
Tobacco researcher Catherine Egbe, one of several top health experts who sat down to discuss the safety of vaping, has said that e-cigarettes are not the solution to nicotine addiction and that they were designed to evade tobacco control laws. This comes after the Vapour Products Association publicly asserted that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than conventional cigarettes and may even help traditional smokers to quit. South Africa's new tobacco control Bill, which was published in July 2018, proposes regulations for e-cigarettes as harsh as those for their traditional cigarette counterparts.
Bhekisisa, 23 April 2019
The woman picks up her black leather briefcase, and with her head high, marches out of the conference room of the postgraduate club house at the University of the Witwatersrand in… Read more »
Vaping (file photo).
Bhekisisa, 12 October 2018
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South Africa: Maligning Vaping Could Be a Public Health Disaster
Daily Maverick, 27 February 2018
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The Conversation Africa, 1 September 2015
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