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

Notice relating to the Maximum Permissible Yield of Tar, Nicotine and other Constituents in Tobacco Products

 

 

The Minister of Health has, in terms of section 3A of the Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993), as amended, declared the amount of tar and nicotine in tobacco products, as set out in the Schedule.

 

Schedule

 

1) The tar yield of cigarettes marketed in the Republic of South Africa must not be greater than 15 mg per cigarette, and the nicotine yield not greater than 1,5 mg per cigarette, as from 1 December 2001.

 

2) The tar yield of cigarettes marketed in the Republic of South Africa must not be greater than 12 mg per cigarette, and the nicotine yield not greater than 1,2 mg per cigarette, as from 1 June 2006.

 

3) The amount of tar and nicotine in the smoke of a cigarette is determined according to Annexure 3 of the Regulations Relating to the Labeling, Advertising and Sale of Tobacco Products (published under Government Notice No. 2063 of 2 December 1994).

 

 

 

M E Tshabalala-Msimang

Minister of Health