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Doctor Aaron Motsoaledi on World No Tobacco Day

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South Africa became one of the first countries in the world to ban smoking in public places in 2000 when it introduced the Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act. The act put a serious dent in the smoking culture in South Africa, as it prohibits smoking in restaurants, pubs, shopping centres and offices where there are no separate, enclosed smoking room. The South African smoking laws were tightened even further in 2009 when the government banned smoking in partially enclosed public places such as covered patios, verandas, balconies, walkways and parking areas, as well as smoking in cars where there were children under the age of 12 present. Children under the age of 18 are also prohibited from entering designated smoking areas and purchasing cigarettes. To talk to us more about World No Tobacco Day and the smoking culture in South Africa we are now joined by Minister of Health Doctor Aaron Motsoaledi. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news