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Last updated: December 20th 2019

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 require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41, the law should require disclosure by the tobacco industry to relevant governmental authorities of any advertising, promotion and sponsorship in which it engages. The disclosures should be made at regular intervals prescribed by law and in response to specific requests.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require health messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Although nearly all forms of direct and indirect tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited, some forms do not appear to be covered under the law.

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 make this informational readily available to the public, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.