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South African Smoking Law

The following laws are included in Act 23 of 2007 and Act 63 of 2008 with regards to smoking legislation in South Africa. No person may smoke any tobacco product in any indoor, enclosed or partially enclosed areas such as covered patios, verandas, balconies, walkways, parking areas, etc. which is open to the public, and includes a workplace and public conveyance. Fines: Owner of a restau...

Cigarette Butt Litter Facts

It takes 12 years for a cigarette butt to break down. During this time, toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic are leached into soil and rivers. The Central City Improvement District removes six thousand kilograms of cigarette butts each year to keep the Cape Town CBD clean. Cigarette butts are among the top 10 list of marine polluters Worldwide, cigarette butts are the most co...

Des Hardy, Pick ‘n Pay Office Park

“The stompie bins really solved my problems. The designers of our wonderful Office Park created a very comfortable smoking area where we put the stompie bins. Unfortunately, in the winter rains, the staff cannot run in the rain to this area so they simply go down the lift and have a smoke at the entrances in the basement. I put the stompie bins there as well and we now have a stompie free basement...