The framework convention on tobacco control measures: does South Africa measure up?

  • M. C. Buthelezi University of Durban-Westville, South Africa
  • M. Reddi University of Durban-Westville, South Africa


It is a trite fact that tobacco smoking is a hazardous habit with often fatal consequences. The global scale of this problem has prompted the United Nations, through WHO, to assist states in their fight against the tobacco pandemic. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has been drafted with the specific intent of serving as a guide to states, to enable them to formulate both national and international responses to this global problem. This article examines the standards suggested by the Framework Convention against which the South African legislative measures are analysed.


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