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Last updated: September 23rd 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 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 warning messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

While many forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited, tobacco sponsorship is allowed, and the law should require health warning messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(b).

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure of information on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship by the tobacco industry; therefore, the law does not require that such information be made readily available to the public.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41-42, the law should require disclosure by the tobacco industry to government of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures, and require the government to make this information readily available to the public.