Health Minister declares war on smoking tobacco

Leonie Pretorius
2 June 2016

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has declared war on tobacco.

The minister is looking at a raft of new regulations that will make it tougher for smokers to buy cigarettes and smoke in public spaces.

His department has also announced its intention to follow Australia, Britain and France in introducing plain-packaged tobacco products, which restricts the use of logos, colours and brand images.

These changes would require adjusting existing legi-slation.