New legislation limit smokers
By Ofentse Mokae
30 September 2009
Cape Town’s nightclubs are imposing strict new smoking measures to stay away from heavy penalties and criminal charges.
The management of some popular city venues report that customers are sticking to the new rules, despite some objection.
Some of the nightspot places have created smoking areas, while some clients have to leave the premises to attend to their craving.
The smoking legislation which was gazetted on August 21, have put new limits on cigarette manufacturers.
These include their marketing campaigns, and restrict smoking in public places such as sports stadiums and at bus stops, or near the entrances to buildings.
Cigarette vendors have also been restricted and may operate only in areas to which minors do not have access.