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Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993)

4. Prohibitions in respect of tobacco products



1) No person shall sell or supply any tobacco product to any person under the age of 18 years.


2) The owner or person in charge of any business shall ensure that no person under the age of 18 years in his or her employ or under his or her control, as the case may be, shall sell or offer to sell any tobacco product on the business premises.


3) No person may sell or supply any confectionary or toy that resembles or is intended to represent any tobacco product.


4) No person shall sell or offer to sell tobacco products in—
a) any health establishment contemplated in section 1 of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003), including any pharmacy; and
b) any place where a person under the age of 18 years receives education or training.


a) No person shall sell, offer to sell, supply, distribute or buy any tobacco product through the postal services, the internet or any other electronic media.
b) The prohibition contained in paragraph (a) does not apply to any commercial communication between a tobacco manufacturer or importer and its trade partners, business partners, employees and shareholders.


6) Subject to section 252A of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), the Director-General may authorise in writing any person or class of persons to monitor compliance with this section in the prescribed manner.