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

5. Restrictions on use of vending machines



1) No person shall place a vending machine containing tobacco products in any indoor or outdoor location, other than in the specified public place which has been declared by the Minister under section 2(1)(b).


1A) A person who offers a tobacco product for sale by way of a vending machine shall—
a) not use such vending machine for the sale of anything other than a tobacco product; and
b) display a notice in the prescribed manner on the vending machine that contains the prescribed information regarding any tobacco product available for sale in that vending machine.


2) It shall be the responsibility of any person during such time as he or she is responsible for or has control of the premises in which any vending machine is kept to ensure that no person under the age of 18 years makes use of any such machine.


3) The Director-General may in writing direct the owner of the vending machine in question or the person in control thereof-
a) to take such precautionary measures as are specified in the directive to prevent the vending machine being used by persons under the age of 18 years; or
b) to remove the vending machine from the premises within the period specified in the directive.


4) [Subsection (4) deleted by s.8 of Act No. 12 of 1999].