Last updated: September 14, 2021

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

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not provide for this disclosure, as required by FCTC Art. 13.4(d). Since the law allows some forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (for example, advertising at point of sale), tobacco industry activities and expenditures on these activities are particularly important information for the government to receive in order to monitor tobacco industry APS 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

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require health warning messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Although most forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are banned, there are some exceptions.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require health warning messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not provide for public availability of information required to be disclosed by the tobacco industry.

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 FCTC Art. 13.4 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.