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Circular No. 02988 to Manufacturers, Producers and Importers of Tobacco and Tobacco Products on Implementation of Health Warnings

March 6, 2017
COMMENTS: Circular No. 02988 was issued by the Minister of Health and Social Affairs to notify manufacturers, producers, and importers of tobacco products that they will be granted an additional six months to comply with the health warning requirements contained in Decree No. 2016-1008 and Administrative Order No. 18415. As a result, the new implementation date for health warnings is August 26, 2017.
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Administrative Order No. 18416 concerning signs prohibiting smoking in public places or places open to the public or to common use, work places and public transportation vehicles

December 8, 2016
COMMENTS: Administrative Order No. 18416 specifies the details of the signage required to be posted to indicate smoke free areas. The order includes as an annex a "graphic chart" which sets out the specifications of the required signs.
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Administrative Order No. 18415 determining the list of health warnings, procedures for their placement and renewal on packages of tobacco and tobacco products

December 8, 2016
COMMENTS: Administrative Order No. 18415 establishes the specific contents and rotation schedule of the health warnings required to appear on tobacco product packaging. The order includes an annex that provides the health warning images and messages as well as guidance related to their placement on packaging. Pursuant to a subsequent circular issued by the Minister of Health and Social Affairs, the implementation date for health warnings is August 26, 2017.
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Administrative Order No. 15347 concerning creation and setting rules for the organization and functioning of the National Program on tobacco control (PNLT)

July 28, 2016
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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Decree No. 2016-1008 concerning the implementation of Law No. 2014-14 of March 28, 2014 concerning the manufacture, packaging, labeling, sale and use of tobacco

July 26, 2016
COMMENTS: Decree No. 2016-1008 elaborates upon the regulations in Law No. 2014-14 and sets forth grounds for subsequent subsidiary legislation regarding packaging and labeling requirements.
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Administrative Order No. 3274 concerning creation and setting rules for the organization and functioning of the National Committee, regional and departmental committees for tobacco control

March 16, 2015
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Law No. 2014-14 Concerning the Manufacture, Packaging, Labeling, Sale and Use of Tobacco

March 14, 2014
COMMENTS: Law No. 2014-14 Concerning the Manufacture, Packaging, Labeling, Sale and Use of Tobacco regulates, among other things, restrictions on public smoking; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law also prohibits any interference by the tobacco industry in national health policy.
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of March 7th 2017, unless otherwise noted.
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