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Vaping should be regulated differently from other tobacco products like cigarettes to encourage people to switch to less harmful forms of smoking the South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) said on Monday.

SAITA secretary general Michael Mokgoja, made the call while welcoming the National Department of Health’s stakeholder consultation process to develop an updated Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) for the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill.

SAITA has proposed that the Bill regulates harm reduction products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco differently from cigarettes [...]