Companies mandating tobacco jeter dating
The move would make it harder to distinguish the cigarettes from black-market cigarettes and "the illegal market will benefit from having a cheaper product", he said.
As such, the industry argues that trademarks are of significant value to their owners and the wider economy and must be protected at both domestic and international levels.
SA had drafted a bill mandating plain cigarette packaging, which was expected to be made available for public comment soon, Elize Joubert, CEO of the Cancer Association of SA, said on Friday.
"You don’t want to build jobs based on people who are sick," said Joe Maila, a spokesman for the Department of Health.
The FDA issued the guidelines to help clarify what changes require regulatory approval under the 2009 Tobacco Control Act.
But the tobacco companies said the FDA’s authority to regulate labeling was limited to products that claim to reduce tobacco-related harm or other circumstances addressed by formal rulemaking.