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Last updated: February 24th 2017

Introduction

The State of Palestine is not a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Smoke Free Places: The law enumerates types of indoor public places and indoor workplaces that are smoke free. Although this list is broad, some types of places may be intentionally or inadvertently excluded from the list. Public transportation is smoke free. Some outdoor places - including the yards of schools and nursery schools, and gas stations and gas cylinder points of sale - are smoke free.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: There is a ban on direct advertising and some forms of promotion; however, some types of indirect advertising and promotion escape the ban. There are some restrictions on tobacco sponsorship and the publicity of such sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: A single text warning must occupy 20 percent of the front of all tobacco product packages. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as "low tar," "light" or "very light" and other signs, is prohibited.

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: The Anti-Smoking Law No. 25 of 2005 regulates smoking in public places, tobacco advertising and promotion, tobacco sales, and tobacco packaging and labeling, and provides penalties for violations. The 2011 Regulations of the Anti-Smoking Law implement the Anti-Smoking Law and regulate smoking in public places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; tobacco sales; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

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