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Last updated: September 17th 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 provide for this disclosure, as required by FCTC Art. 13.4(d). Since the law allows some forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (APS), tobacco industry activities and expenditures on these activities are particularly important information for the government 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 national law does not require health warnings on permitted advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Under national law, tobacco advertising is allowed only at point of sale, and only if permitted by State or Territory law. Many, but not all, States and Territories require health warnings on advertising at point of sale. Health warnings are not required on the limited amount of promotion and sponsorship permitted under national law.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, national, State, and Territory laws should require health warnings on any 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.