Law No. 174, Tobacco Control and Regulation of Tobacco Products’ Manufacturing, Packaging and Advertising

03 Sep, 2011

COMMENTS: Law No. 174, Tobacco Control and Regulation of Tobacco Products’ Manufacturing, Packaging and Advertising, regulates smoking in public places, workplaces and public transport; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law was published in the official Gazette on September 3, 2011. Smoke free provisions went into effect immediately for all public places, workplaces and public transport, except for restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and other tourism venues, which entered into force September 3, 2012. The law introduced a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, effective March 1, 2012. The law increased the size of warning labels from 15% to 40%. This law replaces Law No. 394/95 and Ministerial Decision No. 1/213.

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