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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (anw 2)

July 3, 2017
COMMENTS: The Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (anw 2) is a comprehensive public health law regulating smoking and tobacco sales, among other public health measures. The provisions related to tobacco are to come into force on a date to be appointed by the Welsh Ministers. An updated legislative analysis is forthcoming.
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Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 829)

May 20, 2016
COMMENTS: The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 implement section 135(6) of the Children and Families Act 2014 and require plain packaging for packages of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco produced on or after May 20, 2016. Products produced before that date were permitted to be sold until May 20, 2017. The regulations specify color, shape, material, permitted text, and other elements of tobacco product packaging.
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Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016 No. 507)

May 20, 2016
COMMENTS: The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transpose many of the provisions of Directive 2014/40/EU (Tobacco Products Directive), including the requirements of health warnings to be placed on tobacco product packaging.
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Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 3, 2014

May 20, 2016
COMMENTS: Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 3, 2014 requires Member States, among other things, to require combined picture and text health warnings occupying 65% of the front and back of all tobacco product packaging. The requirements of the directive were transposed via the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. This directive is referenced specifically in the regulations, particularly with regard to the contents of the health warnings as provided in the annexes to the directive.
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The Smoke-Free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1363 (W. 133))

October 1, 2015
COMMENTS: The Smoke-Free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 prohibit smoking in private vehicles in which children under the age of 18 are present.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) (Wales) Regulations 2012

April 6, 2015
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) (Wales) Regulations 2012 set out the requirements for advertisements and display within specialist tobacconist shops.
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Revised Guidelines for Overseas Posts on Support to the Tobacco Industry

December 2013
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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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (Wales) Regulations 2012

December 3, 2012
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (Wales) Regulations 2012 set out the requirements for tobacco price lists. The regulations entered into force in December 2012 for large retailers and in April 2015 for small retailers and other shops.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (Wales) Regulations 2012

December 3, 2012
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (Wales) Regulations 2012 ban tobacco advertising and the display of tobacco products in retail stores. The regulations entered into force in December 2012 for large retailers and in April 2015 for small retailers and other shops, including bulk tobacconists. These regulations do not apply to specialist tobacconists.
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The Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011 No. 2498 (W.271))

February 1, 2012
COMMENTS: The Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) (Wales) Regulations 2011 ban the sale of tobacco from vending machines throughout Wales. The regulations are available in both English and Welsh.
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Health Act 2009 (c. 21)

October 1, 2011
COMMENTS: The Health Act 2009, among other things, amended TAPA to authorize regulations to: prohibit tobacco product display at retail shops, restrict product displays on websites, and prohibit tobacco vending machines.
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Ofcom Broadcasting Code

February 28, 2011
COMMENTS: The Ofcom Broadcasting Code regulates, among other things, the unpaid depiction of tobacco products and smoking on broadcast media. See Rule 1.10. Only an excerpt of the Code - Section 1 - is uploaded here. For the full Code, please see the link to the official website.
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UK Code of Broadcast Advertising

September 1, 2010
COMMENTS: The UK Code of Broadcast Advertising was issued by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) and prohibits tobacco advertising on broadcast media regulated by Ofcom (TV, radio, and mobile phones). Only an excerpt of the Code - Section 10 - is uploaded here. For the full Code, please see the link to the official website.
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The Audiovisual Media Services (Product Placement) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010 No. 831)

April 16, 2010
COMMENTS: The Audiovisual Media Services (Product Placement) Regulations 2010 prohibit product placement in UK-made TV and on-demand programs of any tobacco product, including electronic or smokeless cigarettes, tobacco accessories such as lighters, and cigarette papers or pipes intended for smoking.
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Air Navigation Order 2009 (S.I. 2009 No. 3015)

January 1, 2010
COMMENTS: The Air Navigation Order 2009 regulates air navigation and, among other things, requires no-smoking signs in aircraft where smoking is prohibited.
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The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007 No. 2473)

October 1, 2008
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 amended the 2002 regulations on packaging and labeling to require picture warnings on the back surface of the pack and to extend the requirements to tobacco products supplied for consumption in other EEA (European Economic Area) states. These regulations were revoked by the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.
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The Smoke-free (Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007 No. 764)

July 1, 2007
COMMENTS: The Smoke-free (Penalties and Discounted Amounts) Regulations 2007 sets penalties for smoking violations.
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Health Act 2006 (c. 28)

July 1, 2007
COMMENTS: Health Act 2006 governs many aspects of public health, including tobacco control. With respect to tobacco control, the Act regulates smoking in public.
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The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007 No. 787 (W.68))

April 2, 2007
COMMENTS: The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) Regulations 2007 were issued under the authority of the Health Act 2006 and govern smoking in public places, workplaces, and public transport.
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Tobacco Advertising and Promotion 2002 etc. (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 2006 No. 2369)

September 28, 2006
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion 2002 etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2006 amended TAPA to include provisions specifically addressing information society services, such as the internet.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Brandsharing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 1824)

July 31, 2005
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Brandsharing) Regulations 2004 prohibit brandsharing (brand stretching) and reverse brandsharing and set forth a few very limited exceptions to the ban.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Point of Sale) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 765)

December 21, 2004
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Point of Sale) Regulations 2004 were revoked in relation to Wales by the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (Wales) Regulations 2012.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 1277)

December 21, 2004
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) Regulations 2004 were revoked in relation to Wales by the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Specialist Tobacconists) (Wales) Regulations 2012.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 3138 (C. 134))

December 21, 2004
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2004 sets dates on which specified sections of TAPA come into force.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003 No. 396 (C. 26))

February 26, 2003
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2003 sets dates on which specified sections of TAPA come into force.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 3) (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003 No. 258 (C. 15))

February 11, 2003
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement No. 3) (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Order 2003 sets dates on which specified sections of TAPA come into force.
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The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002 No. 3041)

December 31, 2002
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002 regulate packaging and labeling of tobacco products. These regulations were revoked by the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.
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Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (c. 36)

November 20, 2002
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 regulates tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship.
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The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002 No. 2865 (C. 90))

November 20, 2002
COMMENTS: The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002 sets dates on which specified sections of TAPA come into force.
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Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991 (c. 23)

October 1, 1991
COMMENTS: The Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991 was amended by the Health Act 2009 to prohibit the use of tobacco vending machines.
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Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c. 43)

October 1, 1987
COMMENTS: The Consumer Protection Act 1987 makes it an offense to fail to give information required for a specific good and sets out penalties for violations. These provisions apply to tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of July 11th 2017, unless otherwise noted.
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