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

Regulations relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Sale of Tobacco Products

Annexure 1 : Position, Area and Duration of Warnings and Information

 

 

Column A

Column B

Column C

Column D

Type of package or advertisement

Position of warning referred to in Part A of Annexure 2 and area to be occupied by it

Position of warning referred to in Part B of Annexure 2 and area to be occupied by it

Position of information referred to in Annexure 3 and area to be occupied by it

1) Package containing cigarettes, cigars or loose tobacco

Position: On the front at the top across the full width of the package

Area: 15% of the front of the package

Position: On the back at the top across the full width of the package

Area: 25% of the back of the package

Only on manufactured cigarettes.

Position: On one of the long sides of the package.

Area: 20% of one of the long sides of the package. excluding the part that forms part of the lid (if any)

2) Package containing a single cigar

Position: On the package

Area: 15% of the surface area of the package

Nil.

Nil.

3) Container or package for snuff or chewing tobacco

Position: Special warning embossed or printed at the top across the full width of the container or package

Area: 15% of the lid or the surface area of the container or package

Nil.

Nil.

4) Written, pictorial or visual advertisement

Position: At the top across the full width of the advertisement

Area: 10% of the advertisement

Nil.

Position: At the top across the width of the advertisement (if applicable)

Area: 2% of the advertisement

5) Film, video or cinema advertisement

Position: At the top across the full width of the screen

Area: 10% of the screen

Duration: At the beginning of the advertisement for at least 10 seconds; again as soon as a tobacco product is shown for at least 10 seconds and at the end for at least 15 seconds

Position: At the bottom across the full width of the screen

Area: 80% of the screen

Duration: At the end of the advertisement simultaneously with Part A of the warning for at least 15 seconds

Position: At the top, under the warning, across the full width of the screen

Area: 2% of the screen

Duration: At the end simultaneously with Part A of the warning for at least 15 seconds

6) Radio and spoken advertisements

Position: At the end of the advertisement after the information

Duration: Of sufficient duration for the warning to be clearly understood; in the same voice and speed as the rest of the advertisement

Nil.

Position: At the end of the advertisement before the warning

Duration: As set out in column B