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Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2017

September 29, 2017

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2017 establishes the date by which the remaining provisions of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 are to enter into force. Remaining stock may continue to be sold at retail for one year, at which point plain packaging will be required for all tobacco products.

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Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015

May 20, 2016

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 was passed in March 2015 and, once implemented, will require that corporate labels and branding be removed from product packaging and replaced with brand names in a standard color and font. Regulations are pending commencement of the Act.

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European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 271 of 2016)

May 20, 2016

COMMENTS: The European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 271 of 2016) implement Directive 2014/40/EU and, among other things, revise the health warnings required on tobacco product packaging, regulate cross-border distance sales, and regulate e-cigarettes and herbal smoking products. These regulations repeal the European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 425 of 2003) and the amendments issued in 2008 (S.I. No. 255 of 2008) and 2011 (S.I. No. 655 of 2011), and the Public Health (Tobacco) (General and Combined Warnings) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 656 of 2011).

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Protection of Children's Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Act 2014

January 1, 2016

COMMENTS: The Protection of Children's Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Act 2014 bans the smoking tobacco products in cars where children under the age of 18 are present.

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Protection of Children’s Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) (Fixed Charge Notice) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 594 of 2015)

January 1, 2016

COMMENTS: The Protection of Children’s Health (Tobacco Smoke in Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) (Fixed Charge Notice) Regulations 2015 contain the fine for the offense of smoking tobacco products in cars where children under the age of 18 are present.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2013

December 23, 2013

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2013 amends the provisions granting the Minister of Health the power to make regulations related to promotional activities.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Control of Sales Promotion) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 530 of 2013)

December 23, 2013

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Control of Sales Promotion) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 530 of 2013) prohibit the sale and promotion of tobacco products at a reduced price.

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European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 655 of 2011)

February 1, 2013

COMMENTS: The European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 655 of 2011) revokes the main provisions on health warnings – Regulation 5 and Schedule I – contained in the European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003 (as amended). The regulations were repealed by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (General and Combined Warnings) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 656 of 2011)

February 1, 2013

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (General and Combined Warnings) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 656 of 2011) establish the requirements for health warnings, mandating pictorial health warnings on smoked tobacco products as of February 1, 2013. The regulations have since been repealed by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016.

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 525 of 2012)

December 18, 2012

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 525 of 2012) prohibit the supply or sale of tobacco products for free or at reduced prices.

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Broadcasting Authority of Ireland General Commercial Communications Code

May 2, 2011

COMMENTS: The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland General Commercial Communications Code regulates advertising on broadcast media and, among other things, prohibits tobacco advertising on broadcast media.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2010

January 1, 2011

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2010 amends the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 and dissolves the Office of Tobacco Control and Replaces it with the Health Service Executive.

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European Communities (Audiovisual Media Services) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 258/2010)

June 8, 2010

COMMENTS: The European Communities (Audiovisual Media Services) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 258/2010) regulates audiovisual media in Ireland and, among other things, prohibits tobacco sponsorship and tobacco product placement in on-demand media.

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Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010, Audiovisual Media Services Directive

May 5, 2010

COMMENTS: Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (or the "Audiovisual Media Services Directive") requires Member States to prohibit tobacco advertising in audiovisual media, among other things.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2009

July 16, 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2009 amends the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002, including sections 5 (penalties), 35 (exemptions from the advertising ban), 37 (registration of tobacco sellers), and 44 (exemptions to retail sale offenses).

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 243 of 2009)

July 1, 2009

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 243 of 2009) amend the Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991) and repeal the point of sale exemption to the advertising ban.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Product Information) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 123 of 2009)

July 1, 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Product Information) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 123 of 2009) implements the tobacco product display ban, detailing how and when display is permitted.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Self Service Vending Machines) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 42 of 2009)

July 1, 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Self Service Vending Machines) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 42 of 2009) sets out restrictions on tobacco vending machines.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 242 of 2009)

June 30, 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 242 of 2009) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 405 of 2008)

October 17, 2008

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 405 of 2008) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 come into force.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 404 of 2008)

October 17, 2008

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 404 of 2008) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 255 of 2008)

October 1, 2008

COMMENTS: The European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 255 of 2008) amended the European Communities (Manufacturing, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003, mandating that health warnings be displayed in both English and Irish and increasing the size of warnings. The regulations were repealed by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 149 of 2007)

April 2, 2007

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 149 of 2007) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 150 of 2007)

April 2, 2007

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act (Amendment) 2004 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 150 of 2007) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 come into force.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 110 of 2004)

May 23, 2004

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 110 of 2004) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004

March 29, 2004

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 amends the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 and regulates, among other things, smoking in public places, workplaces, and on public transport; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The 2004 Amendments mandated smoke free workplaces.

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Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 111 of 2004)

March 23, 2004

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 111 of 2004) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Act 2004 come into force.

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European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 425 of 2003)

January 1, 2004

COMMENTS: The European Communities (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 425 of 2003) govern some aspects of tobacco product packaging and labeling. The regulations were amended several times and have subsequently been repealed by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 480 of 2003)

October 14, 2003

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 480 of 2003) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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Directive 2003/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products

June 20, 2003

COMMENTS: Directive 2003/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products directs Member States to prohibit tobacco advertising in the press and other printed publications, radio broadcasting, information society services, and through tobacco sponsorship.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002

May 31, 2002

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 regulates, among other things, smoking in public places, workplaces, and on public transport; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

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Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 251 of 2002)

May 28, 2002

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 251 of 2002) sets out when specified provisions of the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 come into force.

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 215 of 2000)

July 1, 2000

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 215 of 2000) amend the Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991), including provisions regarding print publications.

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 35 of 2000)

February 9, 2000

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 35 of 2000) amend the Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991) regarding the promotion of discounted tobacco products.

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 408 of 1996)

January 1, 1997
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 408 of 1996) amend the Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991), including provisions regarding expenditures on advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 28 of 1994)

March 1, 1994

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 28 of 1994) amend the health warning requirements contained in Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991). These requirements have since been replaced by subsequent statutory instruments.

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Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991)

December 31, 1991

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 326 of 1991) regulate advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products. These regulations were substantially revised by amendments adopted in 1996, 2000, 2009, and 2012. Provisions in these regulations regarding packaging and labeling were repealed and replaced by the EC Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco Products Regulations 2003 and 2008.

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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989

November 1, 1989

COMMENTS: The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 provides the definition of "place of work" as it is defined under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002.

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