In South Africa about 19% of the population smokes. This means more than 80% don't. These people need to be protected from the dangers of second-hand smoke. This is why the Draft Tobacco Control Bill, which will make sure all indoor public places are 100% smoke-free, is such a good idea.
South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi tabled the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment. You can learn all about the bill here.
The National Council Against Smoking fully supports the bill and will be making submissions to Parliament in support of the bill. Executive Director Savera Kalideen explains: "The draft bill is ideally placed to protect those who don't smoke from second hand smoke. International studies have shown that second hand smoke can cause harm to people's health." Comments closed on August 9, 2018.
You, as a member of the public, have a chance to make your voice heard and be part of this submission by telling us why and how you support the bill. Fill in your details below and we will include you in our submission
Read more about the Draft Tobacco Control Bill here. Otherwise make sure the bill is passed by the President by signing our petition and showing your support for the Bill.