Last updated: September 21, 2022

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits vending machine sales of tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16 with respect to vending machine sales.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address tobacco product sales via the internet. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing internet tobacco product sales.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit internet tobacco product sales as internet sales are an inherent form of tobacco advertising and promotion.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of chewing tobacco products. However, other types of smokeless tobacco products are permitted.

Sale of waterpipe tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of waterpipe tobacco; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of waterpipe tobacco.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Schools/educational facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in, and within 10 meters of, schools/educational facilities.

Playgrounds

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products in playgrounds; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products in playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in sports halls, complexes, and stadiums.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in, and within 10 meters of, health facilities and health resorts.

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in theater and concert centers, museums, libraries, and cinemas, and in the areas of immovable historical and cultural monuments (except immovable historical and cultural monuments considered as residential houses).

Youth sports organizations

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in, and within 10 meters of, youth sport organizations.

Population social protection institutions

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products within population social protection institutions.

State and local self-government facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products within the areas allocated for state and local self-government bodies (or occupied by them).

Airports

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law restricts the sale of tobacco products in airports to duty-free shops.

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package.

To align with FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit the sale of small packets of cigarettes which increase the affordability to minors.

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

Yes
Analysis

Decree No. 843-N of 2007 requires persons and legal entities to obtain a license for the retail sale of tobacco products in stores and catering facilities.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 15 in that the law requires retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.