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Technical Regulation JS 446:2004, Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

September 1, 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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Control of Juvenile Conduct Law of 2006

May 16, 2006
COMMENTS: Control of Juvenile Conduct Law, No. 37 of 2006, prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors, among other things. The English language file contains only relevant excerpts of the law.
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Ministry of Education Law (Instruction No. 1) on Student Discipline in Public and Private Schools

2007
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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Public Transport Law of 2008 (excerpt)

2008
COMMENTS: Public Transport Law of 2008 (Article 49) prohibits smoking by drivers and passengers in public transport vehicles. The English language file contains only a relevant excerpt of the law.
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Public Health Law No. 47 of 2008

August 17, 2008
COMMENTS: Public Health Law No. 47 of 2008 addresses many public health topics. Chapter 12 of the Public Health Law, which is the primary piece of tobacco control legislation in Jordan, addresses smoke free places, tobacco advertising and promotion, and tobacco packaging and labeling. It also provides penalties for violations of these provisions. The English language file contains only relevant excerpts of the law.
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Traffic Law of 2008

September 16, 2008
COMMENTS: Traffic Law, No. 49 of 2008, among other things, prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles (Article 39) and smoking in school buses (Article 38).
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Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Malls

March 1, 2009
COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Malls is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the General Manager of the Amman Mall requesting the mall manager to implement the smoking ban in the Amman Mall.
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Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Airports

March 2, 2009
COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Airports is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the airport authority requesting the airport authority to implement designated smoking areas in restaurants.
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Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Fast Food Restaurants

June 1, 2009
COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Fast Food Restaurants is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the Jordan Restaurant Association requesting the association to implement the ban on smoking in all fast-food restaurants.
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Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Restaurants

June 1, 2009
COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Restaurants is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the Jordan Tourist Restaurant Association requesting the association to implement designated smoking areas in tourist restaurants, with at least 50% of seats designated for non-smokers.
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Technical Regulation JS 446:2010 (4th ed.), Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

May 1, 2011
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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Technical Regulation JS 446:2012 (5th ed.), Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

July 1, 2012
COMMENTS: Jordanian Standard 466/2012 implements the tobacco packaging and labeling provision in the Public Health Law (Article 56). These implementing regulations set forth, among other things, labeling requirements; the content, format and placement of health warnings; and a prohibition on misleading terms and descriptors.
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Tobacco Products Display Regulation of 2013

November 15, 2013
COMMENTS: Tobacco Products Display Regulation, Regulation Number 73 of 2013, implements Art. 63.B.2 of the Public Health Law, which states that tobacco products may only be displayed in accordance with regulations. The regulations allow the display of tobacco products only in display units, with no writing, logos, trademarks or other advertising on the unit. A price list with product name and price is allowed. The regulations require the Minister to issue instructions to implement the regulations, including the maximum number of display units allowed and requirements for such units.
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Regulation No. 26 of 2014, An Amending Regulation to the Special Tax Regulation

January 8, 2014
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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Ministry of Finance, Taxes on Cigarettes

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