Last updated: February 26, 2020

Penalties

Sanctions

Sales Restrictions

Fine, Jail, Other

(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)

Analysis

A violation of the ban on chewing tobacco or the ban on the sale of single cigarettes is punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000 BND, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. A second or subsequent offense is subject to a fine not exceeding $20,000 BND, imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both. Products that do not comply with the act are subject to seizure and forfeiture.

A violation of the ban on tobacco vending machine sales is punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 BND, and in the case of a second or subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $10,000 BND. Illegal vending machines are subject to seizure and forfeiture.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

None
Analysis

Tobacco sales are not restricted by location; therefore, there are no associated penalties.

Minimum Retail Package Size

Fine, Jail, Other

(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)

Analysis

A violation of the minimum retail package size requirement for cigarettes is punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. A second or subsequent offense is subject to a fine not exceeding $20,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both. Products that do not comply with the act are subject to seizure and forfeiture.

Minimum Legal Sales Age

None
Analysis

A violation of the minimum legal sales age is punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000, and in the case of a second or subsequent offense, a fine not exceeding $10,000.