We launched our Youth Access Prevention campaign in March 2021. The campaign saw manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of EVPs under VPASA pledge to not sell vapour products to under-18s – or be subjected to a disciplinary process. Our focus is twofold: to self-regulate our members to protect access to youth while also securing the right to the use of EVPs by existing adult vapers and smokers who are seeking a less-harmful alternative to combustible cigarettes. Read more, as well as check out our guidelines below.
This study is the second of its kind and shows that in 2019, the vaping industry in South Africa contributed R2.49 billion in GVA to the economy, paid R710 million in taxes and employed approximately 9500 people. The study goes further to outline the likely impact of the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Bill (COTPENDS) on the industry.