#HandsOffMyChoices campaign was designed to raise awareness of the tobacco bill — JTI

From: Daily Maverick (South Africa)

JTI (Japan Tobacco International) replies to an article recently published on Daily Maverick.

By Andrew Neumann, JTI General Manager for Southern, Eastern and Central Africa

JTI (Japan Tobacco International) South Africa launched a public awareness campaign — #HandsOffMyChoices — in July 2018, in response to the publication of The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill in the Government Gazette, on 9 May 2018 for public comment.

Tobacco products carry risks to health and should be regulated accordingly. As a responsible company, JTI is open and transparent about the tobacco products that it manufactures and sells. Where it sees proposed regulations that are flawed, however, it acts to recommend alternative measures that take into account the social and economic impact.

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