Last updated: March 9, 2020
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 provide for disclosure to the government by the industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship (APS) activities and expenditures, as required by FCTC Art. 13(4)(d). Because the law does not prohibit all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, information regarding tobacco industry activities and expenditures on tobacco APS activities is particularly important for the government to receive in order to monitor such activities.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure of specified information on tobacco APS and on APS expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41.
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
The law does not require health messages on permitted advertising and promotion. However, because the law contains a comprehensive ban on all forms of direct tobacco advertising and promotion, this requirement is not applicable.
Disclosed information readily available to the public
The law does not provide for tobacco industry disclosures and, consequently, the availability of these disclosures to the public.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on the tobacco industry and require that such disclosures be made available to the public in accordance with in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.