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Penal Code of Bhutan

August 11, 2004
COMMENTS: The Penal Code of Bhutan establishes penalties for classes of offenses.
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Notification of Ban on Sale of Tobacco

November 8, 2004
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Declaration of Smoke-Free Zones

February 18, 2005
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan, 2010

June 6, 2010
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 is the primary piece of tobacco control legislation. The law establishes smoke free places; prohibits the cultivation, manufacture, sale, and distribution of tobacco products; and restricts the import of tobacco products for personal consumption only. Among other things, the law also regulates tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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Tobacco Control Board Public Notification No. 4998 (TCB/Noti/2010-11/4998)

December 8, 2010
Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.
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Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2011

June 2, 2011
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2011 were replaced by the Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2013. The 2011 rules are provided here for information purposes only.
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Public Notification No. 7345 Clarifying Provisions of the Tobacco Control Act (BNCA/Noti/11-12/7345)

January 20, 2012
COMMENTS: Public Notification No. 7345 clarifies certain provisions of the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 related to the ban on smoking in public places and the duties placed on persons in charge of the premises.
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Tobacco Control (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2012

February 9, 2012
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Amendment Act of Bhutan 2012 amends several provisions of the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 to clarify offenses, penalties, and enforcement authorities. The amendments also adjust the maximum permissible quantities of tobacco products for import for personal consumption.
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Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2013

January 1, 2013
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2013 were issued under the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010 and govern smoke free places; importation and duties; and duties and powers of enforcement authorities.
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of July 21st 2015, unless otherwise noted.
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