Last updated: August 10, 2022
Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned
Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures
The law does not require disclosure because the intent of the law is to impose a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. However, some forms of promotion and sponsorship may escape the ban.
FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that while the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Virtually all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited; therefore, this requirement is not applicable.
Disclosed information readily available to the public
The law does not require disclosure because virtually all forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited. However, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 42 and 43, the law should impose a disclosure requirement notwithstanding the complete ban and make information from the report readily publicly available.