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Last updated: September 23rd 2021

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

An individual entrepreneur or an officer of a legal entity
Fine
Enforcement Agency

Ministry of Trade

Analysis

The Code of Administrative Offenses imposes a fine of fifteen to one hundred base units for violation of the ban on tobacco advertising. A violation of the ban on the sale of imitation tobacco products (toys and candy that resemble tobacco products) is punishable by a fine of ten to fifty base units.

To more fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the penalty provisions should provide for a range of penalties, including license suspension and/or revocation, and for cumulative application for repeat offenses.

Sponsorship

Enforcement Agency

n/a

Analysis

The law does not prohibit tobacco sponsorship and, accordingly, there are no penalties for tobacco sponsorship.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit tobacco sponsorship and impose appropriate penalties for violations.