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Law Making Amendments to the Law on Reduction and Prevention of Harm to Health as a Result of the Use of Tobacco Products and Their Substitutes

COMMENTS: This law delays the effective dates of certain provisions of the Law on Reduction and Prevention of Harm to Health as a Result of the Use of Tobacco Products and Their Substitutes.

Law on Reduction and Prevention of the Damage Caused by the Use of Tobacco Products and Substitutions for Them

COMMENTS: The Law on Reduction and Prevention of the Damage Caused by the Use of Tobacco Products and Substitutions for Them is the primary legislation on tobacco control. It was subsequently amended in December 2020 to delay the effective date of certain provisions.

Law Making Amendments to the Law on Advertising

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March 21, 2020

COMMENTS: This law amends the Law on Advertising to prohibit all forms of tobacco advertising. 

Law Making Amendments to and Supplementing the Code on Administrative Offenses

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March 21, 2020

COMMENTS: This law contains amendments to the Code on Administrative Offenses relevant to the provisions of the Law on Reduction and Prevention of the Damage Caused by the Use of Tobacco Products and Substitutions for Them.

Law Making Amendments to the Law on Local Duties and Payments

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February 23, 2020

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Law Making Amendments to and Supplementing the Law on Local Self-Government

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February 23, 2020

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 209 of December 18, 2018 Amending Decision No. 53 of May 12, 2015

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December 22, 2018

COMMENTS: Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 209 of December 18, 2018 further amends the effective date of Decision No. 53 of May 12, 2015 for Armenia. Pursuant to Decision No. 209, the effective date of the Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products was delayed until January 1, 2024.

Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 115 of July 17, 2018 Amending Decision No. 53 of May 12, 2015

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July 21, 2018

COMMENTS: Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 115 of July 17, 2018 amends the effective date of Decision No. 53 of May 12, 2015 for Armenia. Pursuant to Decision No. 115, the effective date for pictorial health warnings on cigarette packages was delayed until January 15, 2019. However, it was later delayed further to January 1, 2024.

Decision No. 219 on the Approval of the Technical Regulations on Tobacco Safety and on Declaring Ineffective Decision No. 540 of April 28, 2005 (as amended)

COMMENTS: Decision No. 219 of March 5, 2015 (as amended) establishes the health warnings and other packaging and labeling requirements, replacing the requirements contained in Resolution No. 540-N on Approving the Technical Regulation of Tobacco.

Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 18 of March 17, 2016

COMMENTS: Decision No. 18 of the Eurasian Economic Commission implements paragraph 27 of the Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products and regulates the format and position of picture and text warnings, as well as the images to be used, on tobacco product packaging. Originally, the required warnings and images were required to appear on all tobacco product packages for retail sale by November 15, 2017. However, pursuant to Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 209 of December 18, 2018, the effective date of the requirements in Armenia has been delayed to January 1, 2024.

Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 53 on Transitional Provisions of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products” (TR TS 035/2014)

COMMENTS: Decision No. 53 provides transitional provisions for the implementation of the "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" of 12 November 2014, No. 107. The final date for implementation of most of the regulations is November 15, 2017. However, pursuant to Eurasian Economic Commission Council Decision No. 209 of December 18, 2018, the effective date of the requirements in Armenia has been delayed to January 1, 2024.

Eurasian Economic Commission Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" 12 November 2014, No. 107 were issued by the European Economic Commission Council and regulate, among other things, tobacco product packaging and labeling. The Technical Regulations do not need to be adopted through implementing legislation, however the final date for compliance with most of the provisions is November 15, 2017.

Decision No. 843-N by the Republic of Armenia for the License Requirements to Sale Alcohol and Cigarettes

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August 18, 2007

COMMENTS: Decision No. 843-N requires persons and legal entities to obtain a license for the retail sale of alcohol and tobacco products in stores and catering facilities.

Ministry of Health Order No. 916-N on Approving the Warning Texts About Adverse Effects of Tobacco on Human Health

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Order No. 916-N on Approving the Warning Texts About Adverse Effects of Tobacco on Human Health was issued under the Law on Restrictions on the Sale, Consumption and Use of Tobacco and provides the four additional health warning messages for cigarettes packaging and labeling.

Resolution No. 540-N on Approving the Technical Regulation on Tobacco (excerpts)

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May 18, 2005

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 540-N of April 28, 2005 On Approving the Technical Regulation on Tobacco implements GOST 3935-2000 and regulated, among other things, cigarette health warning messages and misleading tobacco product packaging and labeling.

Resolution No. 540-N was replaced by Decision No. 219 of April 28, 2015.

Law of the Republic of Armenia on Restrictions on the Sale, Consumption, and Use of Tobacco (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Law on Restrictions on the Sale, Consumption and Use of Tobacco regulated the sale of tobacco products, packaging and labeling of tobacco products, and smoking in public places. The law also addressed some advertising and promotion practices.

The law was replaced by the Law on Reduction and Prevention of the Damage Caused by the Use of Tobacco Products and Substitutions for Them (2020).

GOST No. 3935-2000 on General Specifications Adopted by CIS Member States

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October 18, 2000

COMMENTS: GOST 3935-2000 is an interstate standard adopted by all CIS member states. It contains specifications for cigarettes and regulates the packaging and labeling of cigarettes.

Law of the Republic of Armenia on Fixed Payments for Tobacco Products (as amended)

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March 24, 2000

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Law of the Republic of Armenia on Advertising (as amended through December 17, 2014)

COMMENTS: The Law on Advertising regulates advertising generally, and contains specific restrictions related to tobacco advertising on TV and radio, print media, and outdoor media. The English translation contains relevant excerpts only.

Further amendments relevant to tobacco control were made in February 2020 and are available below. 

Administrative Offenses Code (excerpts) (as amended)

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June 1, 1986

COMMENTS: The Administrative Offenses Code of the Republic of Armenia contains, among other things, penalties for violations of smoke free, advertising, packaging and labeling, and sales restrictions provisions.

Further amendments relevant to tobacco control were made in February 2020 and are available below.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of May 12th 2021, unless otherwise noted.