Last updated: July 29, 2022
Advertising and Promotion
Health Authority; Municipal Inspectors; Local Police Magistrates
Violations of provisions related to advertising or promotion of tobacco products (Arts. 3 and 5 of Law 19419) are subject to a fine of 1 to 50 monthly tax units, and of 101 to 500 monthly tax units if the infraction is committed by a natural or juridical person belonging to the tobacco industry.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of fines and sanctions. To more fully align, the drafters of the law should consider imposing administrative sanctions, such as license suspension or revocation, for violations of advertising and promotion provisions.
The law does not prohibit tobacco sponsorship and therefore there are no fines or penalties associated with tobacco sponsorship.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit all tobacco sponsorship (whether publicized or not) and impose appropriate penalties for violations of a ban on tobacco sponsorship.