Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021, Order for Packaging of Tobacco Products and Printing of Health Warning Pictures and Text Statements According to the Standards

10 Apr, 2022

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021 requires plain packaging of cigarettes. The Order also contains updated pictorial health warnings to be included on tobacco product packaging. Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021 repeals Proclamation No. 11/2016, Order of Printing Warning Images and Texts on the Packaging of Tobacco Products. This Order was subsequently amended twice - first in April 2022 and second in September 2022 - delaying the date on which plain packaging comes into effect from April 10, 2022 until December 31, 2023.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 16, 2024 unless otherwise noted.