We note that the Act requires a wholesaler or retailer to display a tobacco product in the prescribed manner. No person shall sell tobacco products at retail unless prescribed notices are displayed. A retailer must display a notice in the prescribed manner containing prescribed information regarding any tobacco product available at his place of business. The Minister may make regulations regarding signs in respect of tobacco products and information that must be displayed at points of sale, including health warnings to appear on signs, and their size, format and location. A person who fails to comply will be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine of up to R100,000.
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Leon Louw is the President of the Free Market Foundation.
Publish date: 04 December 2012
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